Two Fruits

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Gold Coast

Dist. 12.3 km in 61' 04" at 4'58" per km
Weather: sunny,temp 22 degrees, humidity 50%, wind 15 km nthy, sea temp 19 degrees
Distance: 15.4 km in 76' 30" at 4' 58" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 18 degrees, humidity 40%, wind light east off sea, sea temp 19 degrees
Week: 15.4 km
Sept: 53.85 km
Year" 3440.2 km

We drove from South West Rocks on Friday in the worst weather conditions I have experienced. Down to 50 kmph on the highway, rain almost horizontal, at least we have a clean car. Made it safely to Tweed Heads, golf club at night for the all you can eat feast. Ate too much as you do.
Easy drive to Surfers Paradise, staying just south of the where the tourists go and just 100 metres from the beach.
Both yesterday and today were bare feet runs on the beach to toughen the feet for a long day next weekend. Plenty of people about, a few worth a second look, but I don't think many would be able to run 100 of anything. The tide was going out, the sand was soft but I had a great run both days.
Only problem was I fell in the sea resting the legs and the GPS took on salt water, no sure what has happened yet, need to wait until the insides dry out. Not happy, some of the buttons are not working.
We are here until mid week, sharing an apartment with brother and s-i-l.
Heaps of rain on the Sunshine Coast last week, 100 mls at Caboolture near the Glasshouse Mtns is not a good sign for a dry track. However, there is still a week to go. Also good new for the organisers, a record field in the 100 mile, hopefully over 30 starters, should be good.


  • I'll give you a tip re drying mobile phones out (may work for the GPS):

    Take back off phone and battery out. Gentle with a hair dryer, then put phone in plastic lunch box with packets of silica gel (absorbs the moisture). Leave for a couple of weeks. Put battery back in and phone should work.

    By Blogger Ewen, At September 7, 2008 at 6:44 PM  

  • Hi Two Fruits, bad luck about the Garmin. There is JohnnyAppleseed just out of Brissie on teh way to the Glasshouse Mtns. I bought a 201from thre two weeks ago. Let me know if you need the address.

    By Blogger softshoeshuffle, At September 8, 2008 at 8:15 AM  

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