SB - Getting out pre 6am helps! I do struggle on the weekend when I have a bit more of a lie-in!
Definitely a little cooler at those times but that said, it was pushing 20 degrees when I set out at 7am this morning. never felt so warm on a morning run. To double up my agony, it was a tempo run today so 7 with 5 at LT pace. It nearly did me in. By mile 5 I was boiling hot yet felt shivery and awful and by mile 6, the warm down mile, almost every bit of energy had been sapped from my body and I wasn't sure if I was going to get home or be taken home by some kindly driver following some kind of fainting episoder. My brightly coloured visit to the loo when i'd finally come around properly, indicated I probably didn't take enough fluid on before I ran. Have watched the Brownlees struggle through the heat yesterday, I really ought to have known better.
Lily, that sounds absolutely brilliant. We did 16 night driving around Europe (sort of southwards, Italy and back in essence) last summer and the next one will be in the same direction as you're headed, just maybe not so far. Have a blast!
Ness - Have a great weekend away. I'm also camping (the tent variety), we're headed back to God's own County for a weekend camping in East Yorks. Just what the doctor ordered.
Too much revelry and not enough running would probably sum this weekend up. Should have stuck in an 11/12 miler but managed a 7 and a 6. Poor do but at least I got out. I'm now just enduring that late Sunday lethargy and looking forward to a detoxing kip and feeling normal again tomorrow. It was all worth it though as we drank and ate food with friends, both new and old. Hope everyone had great weekends.
Nessie - You must be a bloody masochist racing in this weather. **bows in reverence**
DD - Yeah, that's not far off what I found too. I seemed to adapt generally ok to the uncharted territory of 70 miles a week. It surprised me actually. What I did find, though, was trying to stop losing too much weight was hard and the missus was frequently moaning about how gaunt i'd gone. Put a few pounds on since, just enough to not repulse her it seems. Also, I was much colder than I normally am, I guess my body was using more fuel for rebuilding and less for keeping me snug. Assume you probably wouldn't notice that in summer.
Just 7 miles today. Think i'll look to push my MPW back up to 50 odd next week, feel like i'm slacking a bit right now. Could do with booking a race.