MED STEPS X 3 ! A really successful day today! I felt strong and determined.
First time: 49 minutes! YAY improved on my previous best of 56 mins
2nd time: 59 minutes - which included a 15 minute brunch break and a 5 minute chat to another couple who I met for the second time as they were coming down.
3rd time: 54 minutes - just a 5 minute rest on this one.
I have to say, the last time was a killer and I really felt it, so I was surprised to do sub an hour, let alone another beat of my previous best! 💪💪💪
It was 🔥☀️🔥☀️🔥☀️ and I consumed 3.5 litres of water!!
Whole thing from Santa Barbara fort in La Linea and back again took around 6.75 hours. My phone tells me I did a record 37,672 steps - 22km for the day. Flipping Wikiloc crashed on me towards the beginning of the second round and my Fit Watch ran out of battery!! But by my my calculations using MapMyRun and previous trips, I calculated the hike to be 20.15 km with an elevation gain of 1194m.
By those calculations, I was thinking I should be OK for Jebel Musa on the weekend, although I was still a bit anxious about the pace.
My visitors went back this morning so it's back to training again now - although I figured it best to rest for the remaining days before the BIG Jebel Musa hike on Saturday.
I also went to dance class. And I fasted.