Not Much Fun
Distance: 31.4 km
Time: 3 hrs 3 mins 28 secs
Rate: 5' 50" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 16-18 degrees, humidity 70%, light east breeze
Week: Dist: 100.2 km - 5 days = 20.04 km per run day
November: 341.5 km - 19 days = 17.97 km per run day
Year: 3953.8 km - 217 days = 18.22 km per run day
Since Dec ' 05: 8091.55 km - 748 hrs 13 mins 39 secs = ave 5' 32" per km
Calories burned: 615,395
Went to Molonglo reach this morning for the group run starting just after 7: 30 am. Fairly average day in most respects, just could not get into any rhythm, a real struggle all the way. Always had in mind that I needed to do over 31 km to reach 100km for the week, but really could and should have turned back after 10 km and went home.
I left the group at the horse stile behind Campbell Park offices, over to the saddle and on to the reservoir up from Hackett houses. Down the road to the zig zag track leading to the top of Mt Majura, turned at the 4 ways corner half way up, down the Two Peaks course to the track leading back to Ainslie. Picked up the power lines track behind the mountain, on to Campbell High school, down Anzac Parade to LBG, over to Commonwealth Ave bridge, along the edge of the lake past the High Court to Kings Ave bridge, and back to the car park. Still needed another 3 km so headed to the wetlands car park and back.
Now I know why I don't run road marathons, half marathons or 10 km fun runs, those concrete bike paths are just too hard to run on. Really, a recipe for injury, not needed when there are so many other off road places to go without having also to dodge and weave around bicycles and people walking their pets.
Last vet's handicap tomorrow, so may just trot along at the back and try not to finish last, nothing to gain at all, no trophies this year, just enjoy the post run celebrations, a couple of drinks and a sausage sizzle.