I haven't run in the heat for ages, as there hasn't been any, so today was a bit of a struggle. We had to arrive an hour before the start so I was proper hot by the time we started running. It was also on grass and a bit boggy in places. The longer grass was hard to run on too. I stopped to walk about 4 times which really wasn't what I had in mind, needless to say I was a bit disappointed. I am not sure if I really tried as hard as I could or if it was just the heat that was too much. There was a killer hill that I would have walked on regardless of the weather. That said I finished in 47.51 and was so greatful to my two daughters that ran with me, one wasn't feeling well and the other who has long legs and struggled to go slow enough with me! It was also great to have the rest of my family cheering us on and taking much footage on their phones to let me cringe over afterwards.
Going forward, running through grass will make my runs harder, I also intend going through the podcasts again slow jogging and sprinting in the jogging bits for the early weeks.