We left our hostel at 5 am (rueing the missed opportunity for a siesta yesterday!) and made our way by car to Radicofani where marathon 4 finished. Although a horribly early hour to get up, running after 10 am is purgatory and running after midday is just unimaginably hot! The hour or so before the sun appears over the horizon is much more enjoyable but the sun hat and high-factor sun cream are soon needed and the temperature soars rapidly each day. I enjoyed descending the hill I dragged myself up yesterday and the route then became less steep. The road wound it's way through picturesque villages and the countryside was stunning - rolled bails of hay lay in parched fields overlooked by hilltop villages - quintessential Tuscan Italy!