Out Run the Thunder Storm
Distance: 12.85 km
Time: 69' 25"
Rate: 5' 24" per km
Weather: cloudy, bit sunny, temp 24-28 degrees, humidity 45%, wind calm to start then up to NW at 20 kmph
Week: 100.1 km with 1975 metres of altitude gain/loss
Dec: 327.95 km
Year: 4760.5 km
The thunder then the lightning and rain started just as I walked in the back door. Earlier this morning, it was warm and muggy.
Running easy down towards Point Hut, along the river track to Pine Is. Stopped twice on the way, once when a frightened red belly black snake felt my presence and slithered away from a warm sandy spot on the track. Then a stop for 10 minutes at Pine Is to have a swim and stand in the cool waters to help some tired legs. The water level has risen about half a metre in a few days, maybe from a release of water from a dam upstream. Seems like too much just from rain fall.
Running back towards home behind Bonython, the dark clouds appeared closer and more threatening, upping the pace, not to stop getting wet, I was that anyway, but getting struck by lightning did not appeal.
Good steady run today after yesterday on the mountain, felt Ok, must have been the 12 hours of sleep.
Looking out the window now, the rain has stopped and on TV, Australia have just got the first South African wicket. Could be an afternoon on the couch, hopefully I won't drift off into snooze land again.