Monday 30 September 2013

Hot Weather Training

Just back from some "hot" weather training in Lanzarote.  A few months ago I decided to book a holiday to Lanzarote.  My mum and sister were already going and had booked a villa so I decided to tag along with them.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to do some warm weather training just as our summer is coming to an end.  

Firstly, a good result before I went.  I came 1st lady and 3rd overall (with the 1st man only being 5s quicker than me) at the Delamere Park run.  Then a few days later and I'm sunning myself in between run sessions.

It was so hot out there and when I got back I found out that the Canary Islands had had a heatwave and it was significantly hotter than normal.  Running there was quite hard going.  I love running in warm weather but this was just a few degrees too hot.  My effort sessions were a lot slower than normal and my long runs were quite slow, but I think the important thing was to get the training in and not worry about the times as long as the same perceived effort was there.

The day after I got back I had a marathon paced run to do and i was flying so I think the training and conditions paid off.  

I also had a great time being with my mum, sis and nephew.  I don't get to see them that often so its great to spend a week away with them

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