Another hot day forecast with a max of 29 degrees. Our training schedule still not published, but believe it is hill reps in the forest. No idea yet where, or what it will consist of. We will just about have acclimatised to the heat, when the weather will change.
Looking forward to watching the ladies and men's triathlons later today.
Columba, I've no idea what's in it for the ants. Apparently, it is only a certain strain of ants that perform this service, and the butterflies are set down where colonies of these ants are known to be.
WtnMel, welcome back. Sounds like your C2C was a great success. I hope you didn't find the weather too hot. I bet the beer went down well! Best of luck for your training for your 10 mile multi terrain race. I'm doing the Harting 10 mile trail race on 3rd August, which goes over the South Downs.
Last nights training session in the forest was tough,tough, tough, hot, hot, hot.. We did mile reps on a switchback course which was truly mixed terrain, with lots of protruding roots attempting to trip us up. The number of reps was reduced owing to the heat and difficulty of the course and I just did 3.
I'm off to the Hygienist soon, and will then do a very slow recovery road run.
Well done Columba on your time trial. I presume you ran it alone, which is always more difficult, especially in hot muggy weather.
They are introducing silver studded blue butterflies onto the South Downs, which are apparently an endangered species. They explained that when the butterflies eggs hatch out, ants collect the tiny caterpillars, take them back to their nests, protect and feed them, until they develop into butterflies and fly away. I always knew that ants were intelligent, but not to that extent.
Our training schedule has still not been issued, but I believe we have mile reps. in the forest this evening.This won't be on the grass track.
Off to the Dentist this afternoon and Hygienist tomorrow. I wish I could see them both on the same day, but the Hygienist only seems to work at the Practice on the days when the Dentist is at his other one. I could see another Dentist, but as I have been with my present one for many years, prefer to stick with him.