Out at 7am, and cooler, fresher and less humid but I still managed to explore my own boundaries of endurance in the post-two-hour period. A very rare couple of toe-based blisters - rogue sock in custody. Rimrose Valley, Thornton, canal bank, Brook Vale Rec and a pretty section alongside Rimrose Brook. Post-industrial loop through darkest Bootle and sanity restored by a jaunt up the beach.
Forecast for next few days suggests cooler, more showery weather from NW but at 0730 today, I was wreathed in sweat after less than 10 minutes. 4.3 miles past he Baths, turning down the beach at the Serpentine and home over the coastal park.
A mile short of 50 for the week, tribute to the injuries that are no more.
Shifts must play havoc with training at any time of year, I suggest. Without my 6-7am start, I'd be down to one-mile Streaksavers at the fiery end of the day. Well done, all!
Have managed to 'break' my running buddy: she refuses to accept that a persistent cough, sneezing & loss of voice *might* need a GP trip. I've placed a run embargo 'til she's fixed but she & I know nothing will be done.
V. similar weather & courses y'day & today: no sign of the heatwave ceasing; 5.1 & 5.3 miles respectively, with an option of 5k tonight with work bods.
Thank-you, Nessie - I am further reassured, especially after this afternoon's 15.3 mile outing, a run that stuck closely to the beach and the Sefton coast, with a brief detour into Hightown but avoiding the noisy army firing range just over the river from my route.
About 20 minutes from home, a group of teenagers were chatting, resting and otherwise *entertaining* themselves. Declining a draw, I was surprised and v pleased to be given a bottle of water by a young woman - in exchange for being a brief topic of conversation!