Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:58
Well I set out this morning on a good old-fashioned sub-marathon distance long run with no steps. Total 21 miles covered at quicker than 7m/m so a pretty good work-out but massive case of dehydration meant I couldn't stick to the ambitious progressive run schedule of 7/7/7 miles @ 6:40/6:20/6:00. Did the first two sections @ 6:42 and 6:24 but was already saturated with sweat down to the bottom of my shorts by then. (Nice!) A few glugs at the water fountain in Greenwich Park before embarking on the final section, but felt out of sorts and light-headed so stopped at 3M @ 6:09. Hats off to my club mate who carried on and completed the 7 miles @ 5:50 (although we've established that his Garmin is systematically more generous than mine, for some reason!)
I think I have to admit that I'm very much affected by heat, so I'm not disappointed in not completing the planned session, still a good long run. Hopefully Berlin in September will be cooler.