I knew tonights run was going to be a tough one as the humidity has been on the increase and the temperature has been hotting up too. I had planned to run at lunch time but decided that was not a good idea in a very humid London in 26 degrees.
I used this humidity to try out my new Saucony running vest. I bought it a couple weeks ago and have not seen the weather reach the heights I was expecting so have kept it on standby.
I bought a Run Breeze running vest last year but the massive gapping arm holes made it feel odd when I ran. This one is a much better fit and feels much better – it over course gives me greater movement and far more ventilation.
Sticking to my plan I left the house ready to run hills and decided once I got ti the end of New Braiswick Park i would run up the steep hill to the golf club and back a couple times – in fact 5 times.
I thought it would be hard going, it was hot and I could feel some pain in my abs but I kept going and the 5 loops up and down the hill past by quite quickly.
At the end of the 5th loop I ran back towards the house and completed 5K in good time.
The elevation doesn’t look much on my Garmin track but I can assure you that it felt like it was hard work and I hope, as planned, it goes towards helping me gain some speed for the Pride 10K at the beginning of August.
I felt rather worse for wear after the run but I don’t think I look too bad in the after photo…
This was the first run in ages where I had problems sweating so much – I did wear my running cap but the sweat got in my eyes several times and it was painful to see at times.
I throughly enjoyed my shower after my run and once I was clean switched the dial to cold and eased my aches and pains in a refreshing cold shower. In this weather it was more than welcome!
We are away visiting friends this weekend and I am not sure how I am going to sneak in another run this week – I may get up with the larks and try an early FARTLEK session Friday morning before I start work.