I Want to Go Back
Distance: 37.2 km
Time: 3 hrs 39 mins 50 secs
Rate: 5' 54" per km
Weather: cold, sun/cloud, temp 5.5 - 7.5 degrees, humidity 75% - 65%, wind ESE at 9 km to NW at 30 kmph, felt like 4 degrees all day
Week: 120.9 km in 6/7 days at 20.15 km ave per run day
August: 166.85 km in 8/9 days at 20.85 km ave per run day
Year: 3154.3 km in 172/222 days at 18.3 km ave per run day
With snow showers forecast and a top temp of only 7 degrees for tomorrow, today didn't feel much better. It was cold, it is winter, and a week in warmer FNQ has not helped. Just had to get out there and do some kms.
I had blood taken this morning to see if I am alright to keep living and running for a little while longer, results at end of the week. So late breakfast, waited for the frost to melt with a low overnight temp of -4.5 degrees, before leaving near 10 am.
Today was designed to simulate how I need to run in a few weeks time. Run for 30 minutes, walk 2 minutes then run again for 30 minutes and walk. Repeat all run, home after 90 minutes for eating and drinking and out again.
First lap through Gowrie to Fadden nature park, over Wanniassa Hill trig, right to Karralika and MacArthur, past Fadden Pines on Isabella Dr to Ashley Dr and back home. Second lap over to Tuggeranong Hill, climb part of the ridge then on to the sub station, behind Theodore to the Calwell oval and back home. Met Softshoeshuffle on the track, stopped for a chat, caught up with events since Bush Capital run, then continued on. Back home for a honey sandwich and drink then start third lap.
Last lap down to the gravel track behind Bonython, over Stranger Hill on a loop, then back home.
Easy as I was feeling the cold, found some gloves to wear as well as the long sleeved top and shirt I started with to handle the wind. The north westerly was cold, blowing off the snow. Hopefully winter has only a few weeks to go.
Not a real good run, no rhythm, didn't warm up, I want to go back to the warmer weather.