Two Fruits

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mt Taylor

Distance: 27. 75 km
Time: 2 hrs 46 mins 48 secs
Rate: 6' 00" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 8-10 degrees, humidity 60%-50%, wind NW 10 kmph- 24 kmph
Week: 81.1 km
July: 282.6 km
Year: 2842.85 km

A day off seemed to do the trick, much better run although no real pace except where gravity helped. Started out late morning when there was a least a bit of warmth in the air. Finally a sunny day which helped, but the wind from the NW didn't help. I guess, all even in the conditions.
Home along Ashley Dr towards Gowrie where I met softshoeshuffle coming the other way. He had been out for over 2 hours where I had just started. Stopped for a chat, then on our way. I continued on to the Wanniassa Hills nature park at Fadden, up to the top of the ridge, then under Yamba Dr at the underpass to Farrer ridge.
Bit of a loop here then over to Athllon Dr heading towards Mt Taylor. Up the easy side from the horse paddocks and the scene of next week's monthly handicap. Could not believe the number of people, mainly female , on the mountain. Great day for a walk or run with views over the great southern suburbs of Canberra and over to the Brindabellas with snow.
Down the new zig zag track to Torrens, very nice track to run, care needed going down with plenty of logs across the track to prevent erosion. On the base track back to Athllon Dr, down to the ACT Environment HQ, up onto Farrer ridge, under Yamba Dr again, low track to Gowrie, down Ashley Dr to Isabella Dr. Then looked at the GPS, not far enough for a descent run so added a few more kms by going down to the Isabella pond, then on the bike path to Johnson Dr and finally home.
After feeling flat all week, today was much better than I expected. Played it safe by stopping at 27 plus kms.
Big nights on Sunday and Monday on BB, last 2 shows. I think the final two will be female, with maybe Nanna Terri will win. Alice would be a worthy winner also. There is no way Travis would know what to do with the money let alone the fame.


  • The zig-zag down Taylor looks like a decent practise run for the descent finish to 6' :)

    Thanks for the tip re the 'views' - looks like I should head over to Mt Taylor.

    I'm going to be cactus at work on Monday with the late night Sunday.

    By Blogger Ewen, At July 19, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

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