Tour de Mountain - Woden
Distance: 18.8 km
Time: 2hrs 21 mins 20 secs
Rate: 7' 30" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 12-17 degrees, humidity 90%, calm
Week: 18.8 km
December: 256.0 km
Year: 4274.25 km
Woke early this morning to hear rain on the roof and thought the run over the hills of Woden would be no fun. Driving towards Mawson the rain eased and by start time had stopped. I had decided not to run in the race and would help out by being the sweeper and collect the signs.
I still got to do the full distance but with no pressure on. Surprisingly, a good number turned up with plenty of late entries when most would have expected them to stay away.
The early starters left at 6:00 am with the main group in both the longer 19 km run over Mt Taylor as well as the shorter run of 13,6 km over Isaacs ridge and Wanniassa Hills leaving at 6:30 am.
It's easy trotting along at the back, time to look around and rest, have a chat at the drink stations but still cover the same distance. Ruins the km rate, that will take some pegging back during the rest of the week.
At the finish had a chat to Martin after his great run at Coast to Kozi last weekend. He is still showing the effects but he does recover well and a short break will see him back in the new year. He has a solid base to work with and throws in some speed work as well to assist. Maybe I don't run fast enough, often enough.
The rain returned as we were packing up, so it looks like an afternoon with the remote control in hand switching between the one day cricket and family member, Stewed Fruits playing golf.