Running: Year to Date
Distance: 2,705.45 kms in 30 weeks at ave 90.2 kms ( down from 90.9 kms in week 29)
Last week: 64.1 kms
Altitude gain: 63,611 metres in 30 weeks at ave 2,120 metres( down from 2,125 metres in week 29)
Last week: 1,976 metres
This is my 2,013th post since I started Two Fruits way back when...don't really know the start date.
Not much has changed, the look has stayed the same.
Once upon a time I would update almost daily, but now I update at the end of the calendar week. This year started on a Friday.
I am leaving Canberra early next week to return to my home state of Tasmania. It was always on the cards once I retired from work, That was a few months ago now. The reason for coming to Canberra to live almost exactly 24 years ago was to be with family, more like the in-laws and to find work.
Work happened fairly quickly, and that's where I stayed for the next 23 years.
But the in-laws moved on after 6 years, and we stayed.
It was here I discovered my passion for hills, mountains & trails and soon left the suburban bike paths & roads far behind.
Long story in a few words, my leisure time & activities has taken me many places all in Australia & one trip to New Zealand when I ran Kepler Challenge on the south island back in about 2004.
The Canberra running community has been wonderful. So lucky to have so many nature parks & national parks close by to enjoy the great outdoors, all year round. Weather not really a major problem, just dress appropriately & do it. Hot and cold, dry & snowy, wind & rain can all happen here.
So returning to Tassie may present some challenges to find suitable running venues. If we live in the south of the state in or near the capital city of Hobart, then a big Mt Wellington directly behind the city is easily accessible, unless it's covered in thick snow in winter. But once the snow melts, then the huge number of fire trails will allow great places to go.
However, if we live in the north of the state, or north west coast of the island, then there a quite few less opportunities as the land has few trails unless you want to travel every time you want a good running place. Flat bike paths just don't make pleasant locations for me.
Before any real running can be consistent again, we have to move location, find somewhere to live & settle down after unpacking. That could easily be months so those average figures above will take a dive.
At this stage, all I plan to run is the challenging Point to Pinnacle race up Mt Wellington, doesn't matter where we live, in mid November. it's a 21 km half marathon distance with 1350 metres of up hill.
These updates may be a little infrequent for a while now, so bear with me until life settles down.
For those that read this and live in Canberra, thanks for being a part of my life, both running and otherwise.
I will no doubt be back here at times in the future and will catch up then.