1st- Bike Ride:
Distance: 17.5 km
2nd - Run
Distance: 9.05 km
Time: 46' 27"
Rate: 5' 08" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 21 degrees, humidity 30%, wind light NW
Week: 35.3 km
October: 291.6 km
Year: 3612.3 km
Group from work have a regular mountain bike ride each week, sometimes twice, and today I was able to join them. Seven of us made the trip being 2 Steve's, 2 Dave's, a Kevin, a Garry and a Penny. It was a beaut day to be out, the bike was supposed to be a casual ride, but as we headed along the sandy track by the river heading to Point Hut, someone said lets go to the Gordon playground. It was only 6 km into the ride at this stage, but the playground was ours to enjoy. Boot camp was alive and well as grown up bus drivers had a ball on the flying fox, the monkey bars, the ladder and walking the steel wire from the rocket. We made army boot camp look like child's play.
We continued up thru Conder to the high track around the base of Tuggeranong Hill, eventually back to Gordon and on the gravel track behind Bonython back to work. Great fun on the bikes, will definitely go out again with the group when I can. Only one incident when Kevvy had stopped the bike, took the left foot out of the pedals and then fell off on the right side. Great sight, no damage.
We separated on returning to work as most of us were on split shifts, I still had nearly two hours free. Decided to go for a short run, turned out to be 9 km but it was so easy, the bike ride must have just the momentum to get me moving again after a week of fairly average performance.
Very good cross training day, finished off the run down in the water to cool the legs, returned to work and ate everything left in the lunch box, and there was plenty to consume. This exercise sure gets the appetite going.
Probably one of the most enjoyable days I have had for a long time, great company on the bike ride, and a good run straight afterwards. Even work this afternoon was enjoyable, but it usually is anyway.