Thirty Five Laps in Lane 3
Distance: 17.1 km
Time: 72' 35"
Rate: 4' 15" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 25 degrees, humidity 60%, light NW breeze
Week: 117.5 km
December: 455.55 km
Year: 4473.8 km
How unpredictable is the weather but at least the sun shone from above. Afternoon and overnight rain, plus the sprinklers on as well, meant a wet bottom section of the track, but dry on the top side. Calwell oval has a slight fall from the Johnson Dr end down to the car park end. Fortunately, this morning as I arrived the grass had just been cut so a really good surface to run on. The damp section had a slight cooling effect making it a very enjoyable day to be going around in circles.
And good circles they were too. A bit quicker than on Monday averaging 4' 12" per km for 15 km run in lane 3. As well, improvement in each 5 lap sector, starting at 9' 23" for the 1st 5 laps, and then 9' 15", 9' 08", 9' 12", 9' 04", 8' 54" and 8' 24", the last one much quicker as that was to be the finish.
As I have each other time down at the oval, ran in bare feet and changed direction after each 10 laps. I realized as well that the GPS distance is slightly longer for the clock wise laps as the watch is on the outside near lane 4 and therefore covering more distance than running the normal anti clock wise direction when closer to lane 2.
ACT Parks and Gardens have closed the oval area off to cars, so there was no one else around. A bit of a walk from the gate, just nice to start and finish really relaxed.
Out to the garage next to fix a puncture in the back tyre of the mountain bike or there will no cross training. Molonglo start tomorrow morning, up and down Mt Ainslie a few times. As long as the sun shines.