Hot sweat and cold showers

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.

... after
… after

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.

Why not check out my run on Garmin Connect, Strava or say hello on The Running Bug.


Thanks for your comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s