Hello all, I am back from my few days in Toronto which included watching Spurs play Toronto FC. A good crowd of over 22k people. I find it interesting to compare a Canadian football crowd with the typical London crowd. First there are virtually no police present and the crowd is not drunk and rowdy. Fans are all mixed up with only a small area dedicated to local fans and nobody seems to mind as they are not trying to kill each other. There is lots of cheering but little or no singing which I definitely miss.
TS, In the higher temps and humidity I always see some HR drift unless I run really slowly. I have posted lots of my HR profiles run in the heat. I don't think you can read too much in to it as it seems to be normal for those very hot days.
ceal, I am a bit like Columba and find anything to do with the eyes a little scary. Stewart is obviously use to these procedures but it must be a worry for him. I hope things go well and he is restored to normal asap.
aws, I hate colds no matter when. It does raise the usual runner's question, should you run with a cold. I usually take the first day off to rest and then run through it. Good luck with it.
10k run easy today as I have my LSR tomorrow. Still very warm here but it is supposed to be cooler next week. I don't handle temps over 30c very well any more.
Graham, Tough, very tough. I find technical runs much harder than road running, well done. As you know summers here are very hot and being that much further south the sun burns very quickly. After 30 years of running in it, I have weathered like an old boot and rarely if ever get burnt. I am not surprised that your skin felt the sun as a couple of hours exposure even way up north will burn.
TS, A great time and bodes well for some autumn racing, do you have a target race?
ceal, It sounds like you have found your mojo again and are enjoying your running.
Chris, I have been running literally all my life and have accepted that falls are a part of it. I don't appear to fall more often than when I was young but the falls seem harder. I cycle too and over the last few years have had a few falls on my bike. Come to think of it I have also fallen off of my motorbike. I seem to recover quickly enough with no permanent harm so I am sure you will bounce back.
LSR of 18k done yesterday. It felt very smooth and sustainable with a little pickup to finish, a nice flat HR,
Columba, I grew up alongside the Thames and a gravel pit so I learnt to swim at a very young age. It was before the days of health and safety when even at primary school we were march down to a cordoned off section of the river and told to swim. In my youth I was heavy into duos and decided to do a tri. I knew despite being a strong swimmer I was slow. Assuming my technique needed some work I joined a master swim class. My instructor informed my that my front crawl was not bad and the reason I was slow was I was too deep in the water. He suggested that I kick much faster or failing that put some fat on. At that time my body fat was very low as I spent all my time running and cycling.
TS, I don't like the sound of trying to bend your knee the wrong way or have I misunderstood it.
ceal, Are you allergic to chili?
Forgot to start my garmin for the first 500m and to wear my HRM, but at least I did find my way back to the gym again. Maybe I need another bang on the head to reset things.