Must Add Rest
Distance: 12.9 km
Time: 78' 30"
Rate: 6' 05" per km
Weather: cool, cloudy, temp 9 degrees, humidity 75%, light NW wind
Week: 53.35 km
July: 254.85 km
Year: 2815.1 km
Since 12th June, I have had 2 rest days and covered 562 km. No wonder I am feeling a little off the pace. The body must have calculated after the Googong run that it needs a rest. Unfortunately the brain was too slow to recognise the signs, so the body just slowed down. A type of peaking too early for an event, then requiring a rest afterwards. Rest day tomorrow from running, still ride the bike to work and back home.
Today, as noted by the slow km rate, there was nearly as much walking as running. The walking was on the up of Urambi Hill, I did a couple of small sections before going down to the river on the back side where the old monthly handicap went up. Good to get a little walking practise done.
The Bush Capital events are not far away, I saw a few familiar names entered, I didn't see Ewen's name, yet!
Strewth in the 16 km and CJ in the 25 km backing up after the marathon. I thought CJ would have been doing the marathon walk ready for Trailwalker. Good luck to both, especially if they back up the next day at the monthly handicap at Mt Taylor. A couple more hills to enjoy.