This run was difficult in many different ways. I guess the most obvious and irritating was the heat - I set an alarm for about 6am, but decided to give myself an extra hour and a half as I hadn't slept particularly well, but I should have just gotten up and got it over and done with. I set off at about 9am and even then the heat was pretty intense when I stepped out the door; I haven't seen a cloud in over 4 days, so the sun was very, very powerful. The next issue I was having was running too quickly - the tempo efforts and intervals have skewed my vision of an 'easy pace' and I kept unintentionally pushing on much faster than I wanted to; I suppose it's a good issue to have, but I did mean I had to keep my eyes fixed on my GPS watch every few hundred metres.
I decided that I'd go on a little explore, and I'm really happy I did. Turns out there's a really nice Nature Reserve not too far, and a little lane that runs adjacent to 'Marston Marshes' that also overlooks it. It was a beautiful 2km to say the least, lots of dog walkers too! As soon as I started running along the lane, we plummeted down a steep decent (6% or so) and I knew exactly what was going to be coming at the other end! It wasn't as steep, but the hill did drag on a little bit. I then joined up to one of my usual routes, running through Cringleford, up to Colney, creating a loop by running to and down Colman Road, and then I did a lap of Eaton Park just to add some kilometres. I had wanted this to be a Half Marathon distance, but ultimately I didn't get up early enough and I struggled with the heat. I managed about 12km before I had to take a breather, and then it really wasn't easy from then as I felt as if my breakfast was starting to come back up.
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