|Barley Weir, Staveley|
It was pretty warm once I got going but I had taken on board plenty of water before hand and carried some with me. The shady bits of the route were very welcome though! About 40 minutes in to running I started to find it really hard going and had a brief 30 second walk up a slope.... I then decided to try running across the back field to help complete the last 15 minutes. However my body refused to run for more than another 5 minutes I was just too exhausted by this point:
It was such a relief to get inside in the cooler air and I was pretty much melting! I felt a bit down at only going 45 minutes of running then I thought that's the 2nd furthest in my life - not bad really.. More good news was to come when I uploaded the Garmin to Strava:
So I had done my second fastest ever on one leg of the route and hit my target of running another section in less than 12 minutes. Also according to MapMyRun I was 10 seconds faster than I'd ever been going from the Eagle and Child in Staveley to Carus Green golf club. No wonder I was too knackered to run any further!
After a quick turn around I walked slowly to work over the river Kent:
After work a couple more short walks to the station and then to collect my son from school has given me a very respectable total:
Tomorrow will be a bit of a recovery day as I really pushed myself in the heat today..