I promise to never be cocky about a short 29k again. I should respect any distance, even if it is not over 30km :) I wanted to sleep in on Sunday so I set out a bit late at 10:30am. That was probably my first mistake. My second mistake was not packing any ice cubes in my sports-drink. The first hour or so was fairly easy, but as the day wore on, it got progressively hotter. In the middle of summer training, this wouldn't be a huge problem, but I am not used to running that hot yet, so I had a bit of a meltdown / heatstroke and started slowing down significantly. I even walked for part of my last 3 kms (what!?!). I still managed to somewhat hit my easy pace goal of 5:30m/km at 5:34m/km but this run should have been way easier.
Reading my tweetstream, I'm not the only one that suffered from the heat. Here's to hoping that weather on race day is more manageable. The 7am start time should ensure everyone is done before heat starts building up.
In the eclectic mix was Daniel Belanger, Nine Inch Nails, Hallucinogen, Joujouka and Orbital.