The run itself was a slight bit challenging. The campus roads had such gradual slopes, that if you are not careful, you will be doing a tempo uphill. Dipika and I had decided to stay with 2:1 run/walk ratio this month, so we tried giving the runs as much speed as we could afford. But the slopes got me huffing and puffing. By the end of the first couple of kilometers itself, I could feel myself getting tired. Which is a real bad thing at the beginning of the run. Shrihari was running with us this run, and stayed with us till 6k before taking a break due to stitches.
As you can make out from the stats above, my HRM has started malfunctioning. I typically lose about 100 cals per km and the stats show that I probably need to change the battery in the Garmin HRM strap. It has been a few months short of two years since I last put in a new battery there, so I think this is about the lifetime of a battery.
Some photos at the end of the run.