Thursday, 2 February 2012

Running in an oven

I took a short flight up from Singapore to Phuket for a weeks beach therapy with Linda and Andrew and my brother Michael came up for a few days so we could fit in a wee bit of running. Staying at Laguna where they host the Ironman triathlon, Phuket Marathon and half marathon. It is honestly like breathing in from a hot oven and that was starting the runs at 6am.

Top of climb.

We decided to run towards the next bay but by the time we got to the top of the first hill which was straight up for 1.2km an about turn was decided as we couldn't face coming back up from the other side.

Michael enjoying the downhill.

A serious amount of warm weather training must be required before taking part in any races here.

Bangtao Bay in the distance.

Tsunami evacuation route sign.

Laguna Phuket.

Almost done.

Makeshift clothes line.
After about an hours running the only thing needed is water and a dip in a pool to recover. The distance covered is rather irrelevant in the heat, just keeping moving and perspiring seem to be the order of the day.
Managed to fit in a run every day but it was honestly hell on earth.

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