Rate: 10' 28" per km
Weather: nice sunny winter day, calm, temp 10 degrees, humidity 50%
Week: 45.6 km
July: 134.9 km
Year: 2230.0 km
The leasee of the horse paddocks near the start of the vet's handicap has refused us permission to open a gate to our previous starting place. We have therefore needed to find a new starting position so a group went out today to find a newish course using the same area without making life too hard for ourselves and the runners in two week's time who will not be impressed if the new course is too difficult.
We came up with an out and back course on the eastern side (Torrens/Pearce) for both the long and short events. Both will still be rather hilly but the biggest challenge is now straight out of the blocks up , up and up for the first 1.5km. After that it levels out but is still a challenge.
The only redeeming part is the return journey will be fast downhill to a good finish. Should be good.
We walked all of the course today reflecting the slow km rate.
Tomorrow (Sunday) is Shoalhaven King of the Mountain ( 32km) which makes this week total look rather small, next week should reflect 2 long runs. Well under done for tomorrow compared with previous years so I will just run and see how it pans out. Always a nice day and a good event to do. I have been going to it for nearly 10 years.