With bleary eyes and still in need of hydration after yesterday's ordeal, we awoke at 5 am to get some miles in before it became too hot. I felt able to sustain a better pace today and it was certainly cooler. We ran through the stunning Monti Cimini hills and enjoyed views across Lago Di Vico. At times I ran uphill for miles at a time, a far cry from training runs along Brighton seafront! I was able to drink adequate amounts of liquid and felt like I was in my stride again. Perhaps because temperatures only reached 31 degrees celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) helped a little too. We finished the 26.2 miles just south of the town of Viberto and headed back to the campsite for a shower and more pasta. The support car (which needed to be welded back together just before we left the UK!) was now in desperate need of brake-pad replacement. Fortunately, we found a terrific mechanic in Bolsena - he raced off on his moped to find the correct pads for an aging KA and had it fixed within an hour.