Time for another run up to Mt. Parker. I expected difficult day as the morning heat and humidity was far for pleasant.
I decided to start easy. I jogged along the road towards Mt. Parker Road, the usual slalom among the morning commuters. Once on Mt. Parker I started my patient run up the hill.
I tried to maintain steady pace. The longer I was running the more comfortable I was feeling. For the first almost 2km it was quite hard on my ears – the cicadas we seriously loud. But gradually that sound went away.
My steady pace got me up to Tai Fung Au in still decent shape. Thought that on a day like this I would struggle from here on. But the cloud I ran into once up here definitely helped with some cooling. It was really humid but it did not feel that hot.
The last 1.5km to the top I kept switching between running and hiking as usual. But this time it was mostly running. I tried to limit the hiking bits to 50-100m at a time, just to allow the legs to recover a bit before the next push.
For the last about a kilometer I followed a pretty bad oil slick. I find this thing seriously embarrassing for AFCD. This is a country park area where only AFCD vehicles or very few other cars with AFCD permits are allowed into. I emailed them photo, will see if they respond…
After reaching the top I took the regular snap of Tai Tam reservoirs (still invisible) and turned back. Before heading down to city I did a quick ramp run from radar to radar.
Run back down was quick and easy, Quarry Bay in no time.
Good work out!
Link to Strava here.