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I'm after a spot of advice.
I only started running in November, so the current hot conditions are rather alien to me in terms of just getting out of the door for an easy run, never mind racing.
I've got a 5 miler tonight, and it's forecast to be 27C, possibly even warmer at the race start time. I had another 5 mile race about a fortnight ago when it was 22C and I found that very oppressive, but got myself round in 33:34, or around 6:42 pace.
I can tell from a 7 miler on Friday night, and a shorter run with a bit of pace thrown in last night, however, that 22C to 27C (or more) is another big step up in terms of the effect that the heat has on your body and its ability to run, particularly at pace.
Although I know each individual will be affected slightly differently, I'm therefore interested to know how much pace others would plan on giving up to the conditions compared to racing in milder weather? Should the previous 6:42 pace be more like 6:50, or even 7:00? I've really no idea.
It's my first race for a club I've just joined, so whilst I'm concerned about going off too hard and blowing up in spectacular fashion, I'm also keen to give it my best shot.