Since the trail run was shorter than expected, and I pulled up quite good afterwards, I decided on a Monday-Tuesday, 1-2 punch (or a uppercut-1-2 if you count Sunday's trail run) to get prepared for the upcoming race. I decided on a hard hilly trail run for Monday, with a faster and easier road run on Tuesday.
So, on Monday, I headed out to hit the trails... But lo and behold... it was Summer! (If only for a day!) The persistent cloud and cool conditions had suddenly been replaced by bright overhead sun, hot temps and moderate humidity (just a taste... I'm sure things will be much worse in full-blown summer). Unfortunately, I wasn't really prepared for these conditions and didn't have my water bottle belt, in fact, I'd forgotten to bring any water bottle to work with me at all! So instead, I decided to buy a drink at halfway along the course to stave off dehydration and headaches so I could run again the next day.
Heading down the stairs towards the dirt trail, near the start of the course
On the trail, bright sun overhead
Need. More. Pow-ahhh. Tackling the climb up towards Tseng Lan Shue
A strangely angled shot of water running under the bridge. I liked the dark reflections of the leaves on the water
On the flat paved section heading into the village with Kowloon Peak peaking on the horizon
Bright and sunny, but quite clear thanks to damp conditions on previous days
The run was certainly made harder in the unexpectedly hot conditions, but I managed all the climbs quite okay, and felt fine that night. Things are starting to look up for this weekend's race... Bring on the next hill!
See you on the roads!