As you can imagine it was very hot and humid for my 10k race last night. I think everyone found it hard going. I finished 2nd M65 of 9 after having quite a battle with the runner who eventually finished first. We were neck and neck for 4 miles until he pulled away to win by about 30 seconds.
My time was 44.39, an AG of 78.9%. The gun time was a bit slower as the start is very congested.
We had a thunderstorm in the afternoon and another one after midnight so at least the race was in the dry.
Christine, I hope you get good news from the doctor.
I did a 3000m race on the track on Saturday. The Over-65 men ran with the ladies of all ages over 35. I like that as there are more runners of similar pace and less chance of being isolated. My time was 12:18.1, AG 78% and 2nd M65 of four. I had a good race with the second-placed lady but she passed me on the finishing straight to take the 3rd place overall.
The time was 11 seconds faster than the same distance on the track 5 weeks ago, so heading in the right direction but definite room for improvement. I've got a 10k road race on Wednesday evening. Even up here it's going to be hot and sticky.
TS, sorry to hear about your latest woes. Just so frustrating. The ship was a Royal Carribean one, The Rhapsody of the Seas. Ten decks, so not one of the really big ones. I thought it looked much nicer than one or two others we saw of greater size. They seem to achieve that by being higher rather than much longer and the proportions aren't too easy on the eye. You're right about the wind, which was quite challenging at times. Not a bad thing from the training point of view I suppose though.
Mick, pleased to hear you got a clean bill of health. We woke up on the ship and went out onto the balcony to see Santorini in front of us in all its glory. A pretty spectacular place it has to be said. Superb views from the villages on top too. I can imagine those who knew it 20 or 30 years ago saying it's been a little spoilt by all the visitors these days though, like so many places. If your plane took off just before 3 o'clock, then we saw you. Just a pity we couldn't meet for a coffee or lunch.
We enjoyed the whole cruise. It was perfect for my running as there was a jogging track on the top deck, four laps to the mile. I did 49 miles in the 11 whole days on the ship so kept up my fitness quite well.