Distance: 15.35 km
Time: 87' 44"
Rate: 5' 43" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 16-17 degrees, light NW wind, humidity 60%
Week: 15.35 km
Sept: 225.6 km
Year: 3122.75 km
This time last week I ran a similar course to today at 6'07' per km. Today, although not at race pace was a big improvement on that effort. The run is not flat by any means on an undulating, sandy track in places and rocky and rough grass in other places.
Out past Pine Is and over to Tuggie creek I went, turned around at the kookaburra gate just short of Red Rocks gorge, then back on the higher tracks above the river before getting back to Pine Is and eventually back to work. I had a rest day on Sunday and then worked all day Monday so no chance to run. Sometimes resting brings you back fresh and rearing to go. Other times is is really a struggle to everything moving and so it was today. Probably took half an hour before I found a rhythm, so the km rate is not really a true reflection of the run. With a bit more time tomorrow I hope to push out a 2 hour run on a flatter course and increase the pace.