Distance: 22.7 km
Time: 2 hrs 18 mins 43 secs
Rate: 6' 06" per km
Weather: cool, cloudy, temp 16 degrees, humidity 50%, windy from NW at 30 kmph
Distance: 89.85 km
Running days: 5/7
Ave: 17.97 km per run day
Distance: 421.55 km
Running days: 24/31
Ave: 17.56 km per run day
Distance: 2897.15 km
Running days: 160 / 243
Ave: 18.1 km per run day
I am going to south west Victoria tomorrow morning so the Saturday long run became the Friday hilly and not so long run. The weather was a bit ordinary this morning after a few days of near spring conditions, so I kept closer to home just in case it all fell apart, Mt Taylor became Tuggie Hill.
I left home heading past Calwell shops and oval and around the back of the Theodore houses until I reached a turn up a gully that takes you towards the Monaro highway and the old scenic lookout. I climbed a hill I call Theodore hill ( right behind Ewen's place) and then down past the sub station and straight up Tuggeranong Hill to the trig.
Much too windy to admire the view so back down to the sub station and then a loop of Tuggie Hill on the base track past the reservoirs and over the ridge to Conder. That climb made three good hills for the day with a few other undulating sections thrown in to keep the running honest. Back to the sub station and then follow the tracks behind the houses to the Calwell oval, past the shops and back home.
Maybe I was not motivated or a bit tired, but in comparison with Tuesday's run over Black Mtn and Dairy Farmer's hill, today was much slower and much more difficult. I hadn't been to the top of Tuggie hill since SFT and had forgotten how steep is really is.
AURA newsletter out today said that Gosford 12 hour in January has been postponed indefinitely, I think to do with the track that is used. That was part of next year's plan, so I will need to find something else to focus on after BC in Oct.
Hopefully next blog will be during the week with a story or two about the excellent running on scenic cliff top tracks overlooking the Great Southern Ocean, hopefully without the cold southerly winds blowing.