It is autumn now and it is quite cool at around 20 degrees. Agree in the summer it is REALLY hot and humid, but you can get used to it after a while, as long as you avoid the hottest times of the day. HKUST is a fab university, you must be proud!
Personally, don't think I could do 18K on a dreadmill....but then weather in the UK is getting cold now.
Racing season here in Hong Kong. I have a 10K race this Sunday.
Went to the track early this morning, and after 1.6K warm up, completed 4x200m (41"), 5 mins jog, then 12x400m (1'29"), and a 3K cool down. The session was set by on-line coach, and I was a bit anxious as it seemed quite harsh - but managed to complete on target, with only one false start in the 400m due to loss of concentration.
Has anyone ever done a time trial prior to a 10K race, and did this pan out? Did it give you a confidence boost?
Oh, seems I have to find a cheaper, but qualified masseur. HK = Hong Kong, so no where near Surrey I'm afraid! Lots of cheap "massages" here, but not really the type that are suitable for runners....well, not for me anyhow!
I wanted to get an idea of how much a sports massage can cost, as I've never had one. I have a HM early November followed by a 5K race the following weekend, then a 10K the next...am anticipating tired legs.
I live in HK and called up a physio place who does sports massage, and it cost around GBP36 for half and hour, and over GBP60 for a full hour. Seems quite steep. Also, is half and hour good enough?
3 mins rest. Yes, hard considering still 26 degrees here. And it's not just physical effort, the mental focus is very important I find. Lose a bit and the pace end rhythm goes. How do you stayed focused during tough runs?