Up and Over the Top
Distance: 21.55 km
Time: 1 hr 56 mins 15 secs
Rate: 5' 23" per km
Weather: sunny, very windy at 30km + from NW, temp 12 degrees, humidity about 50%
Distance: 50.3 km
Running days: 3/4
Ave: 16.77 km per run day
Distance: 106.35 km
Running days: 6/8
Ave: 17.72 km per run day
Distance: 2581.95 km
Running days: 144/ 220
Ave: 17.93 km per run day
Despite the very strong winds today, I ventured to the top of a mountain, Mt Taylor. Started from work, ran the outside of Lake Tuggeranong meeting Athllon Dr near Drakeford Dr. Then started the long slog up towards Sulwood Dr and to where our last vet's handicap started down from the horse paddocks.
I had ran reasonably well to this point averaging just over 5 mins per km, much of it into the wind. The uphill from the base of Mt Taylor then through that good time out. I haven't really concentrated on the hill running recently but managed to run all the way to the top including those terrible steps half way up. How long has there been a new seat on the top of the mountain?
So, I touched the trig and continued down the Woden side towards the car park at the end of Waldock St and found some,new to me tracks that finished down off Sulwood Dr. Potential starting point for a vet's handicap. Maybe just up and back to the top!!
Ran back from Sulwood Dr to Athllon, back down to the lake but went the swimming centre side back to work.
Fairly happy with the run today, OK going uphill and a bit of solid pace on the way back even in last 5km where I met Peter James doing a training run for Sunday's City to Surf in Sydney. He was going to the top of Urambi Hills for a bit of strength work.
Work finally caught up with me today, although I did have a big break in the middle of the day, I didn't finish until 6 pm having started before 6 in the morning.
Such is life in the slow lane.