FKT: Kate Olson - Circunvalar de San Andrés - 2024-06-05

Route variation
Standard route
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
3h 5m 59s
GPS track(s)

Trained in the midday heat all week to prep for the inevitable harsh sun and tropical heat/humidity this would include. I had luck with some cloud cover the first few miles and then it delivered the punch in the face that I figured it would. 80s feels like 90s with the humidity means I had to really pace well. I started very relaxed and managed to speed up towards the end (apart from a Mile where I needed to stand in the shade for a minute).

I had the west and south coasts entirely alone apart from a few cyclists. There was a little breeze on the east coast and pockets of shade. It got busy (rush hour and people walking) on the northeast/north sides and had to use the uneven sidewalks more than I wanted. The air was still on the west coast for the last 10k and it felt like an oven with no shade.

Hydration pack:
1 full water (started from frozen overnight, was melted by 7 miles in)
1 nuun caffeine Kona kola
1 pouch pineapple jam (had 3 pulls)
1 bag trollis (finished)

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do this whole thing without a refill of water but the first couple miles not being sunny helped, I took my last sip when I sat down at the finish.