Sunday, February 1st :
I'd decided that, if I could summon up the energy & get myself up early enough I'd go for a 27km long run.
I set the alarm for 5:00 a.m., got up without thinking about it, had a piece of toast & jam - usually I don't eat before a run - & was out on a very hilly Range Road, ready to start at 5:55a.m! A first ever, but the only way I'm going to get long runs in while it remains so hot, is to get out before dawn!
My plan was the same as the previous Sunday's long run : jog/walk...5/2 from start to finish. I carried a small flask of poweraid to have at 5km & after each 10km I was able to be back at the car for more fluids & a bite of banana. It worked out nicely 4 x 5km + 7km = 27km . 5km splits are :
44:32; 42:36; 42:09; 43:52. The final 7km a painfully slower & hot 1 hour!
Total time = 4 hours approx. !
Distance = 27km
I slept most of the afternoon!