Last Long Run
Distance: 26.5 km
Time: 2hrs 38 mins 17 secs
Rate: 5' 58" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 14-20 degrees, humidity 35%, wind sthy to start at 20kmph then almost calm by finish
Week: 100.3 km
March: 26.5 km
Year: 910.95 km
No offers to run early allowed a sleep in, cool overnight meant the sun had done a bit of warming up by the time I was ready to go. I headed down towards the oval, over to Theodore, up to the top of Theodore Hill, up to the top of Tuggeranong hill. A group called "Friends of the Tuggy Hill and Conder wetlands" were to meet at the electricity sub station this afternoon to plan weed control and plant identification program for the area.
Back down off the mtn, then around to the reservoir, over the ridge to Conder, then over to Gordon, up Johnson Dr and home. Stop for a drink, then down Johnson and Woodcock Dr to the dog exercise area near Point Hut, along the river track to Pine Is, up to the top car park and stop at the central beach. A very nice 15 minutes in the water to recover and finally a car arrived to take me home.
An excellent day out, not too warm, dry tracks and a few people about to say hello to as we passed. Managed to get past the 100 kms for the week, but another taper week coming up with SFT next weekend.
Aura newsletter received today shows 250 entries already in the North Face 100 km in May, there are 770 entries for SFT, the Coburg 24 hour run has reached capacity showing a great following in ultra running. Just shows that it is not that difficult and certainly not as damaging as running road marathons.