Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Sweaty runner joined by fair weather walkers
But with temperatures still in the mid 20s fair weather walkers were out in force and there were few spots left by the time I arrived at 11.15 a.m. It was just like Boxing day.
I wasn't sure how the run would go this morning.
Not because of yesterday's 10 miler, not because of the hill climb in Monday's 6 miler, not because of sore hamstrings from Saturday's relay leg.
No, because I stubbed my toe during the night leaving the bathroom, half asleep, causing my left knee to shoot upwards with resultant acute pain up the back of the leg. More hamstring trouble!
Consequently the pace over the first couple of miles was somewhat cautious.....10.14(!) 9.25 9.21.
Slow enough to take this shot across the reservoir without much of a break in the rhythm.
But, fortunately, the legs eased as usual and there was good acceleration down to an 8.08 mile such that once more a last uphill charge took me just under the hour. Amazing how resilient the body can be!
There was actually a time today when fluid starting to emit from parts of the body....no, not that.....this was sweat! Not something I usually "suffer". Quite unbecoming for a gentleman,don't you think? No choice today......too darn hot.......but pleasant for a picnic by the water's edge.