A Walk and a Run
1. Walk - Distance : 6.1 km in 74' 08" at 12' 08" per km
2. Run - Distance: 13.3 km in 71' 20" at 5' 21" per km
Weather: sunny, noon temp 27 degrees, humidity 24%, NW wind at 35 kmph
Week: 60.25 km
Jan & Year: 329.85 km
The monthly handicap course from Campbell Park is usually a dry dusty track at this time of year. However, recent storms have dumped summer rain making parts of the course muddy. Course manager for Sunday, Rod, Stuart and myself had a walk over the course this morning just in case there were too many muddy places. Especially of concern was a dip between two small ponds near the short course turn. A few other parts were wet as well, but with the sun out today and good drying wind, we decided to leave the course unchanged. Best if participants wear old shoes tomorrow, it will still be slippery in parts, good fun will be had by all.
Back home, I decided to test out the sore hip, ran down to Pine Is, along to near Point Hut, up through Gordon and back home. Felt Ok, strong wind from NW on the way out, but a nice sunny day. Stopped at south Pine Is beach for a quick dip in the river. No one about, must be all out shopping.
Poor running week, too many other dramas, but probably the easy week I needed to have. Ceratinly felt better for the rest days. Looking forward to Sunday and especially Monday morning, up and down a mountain.
Ewen, better go to Stromlo on Sunday, you will get your backside kicked at Campbell Park, both by " wonder woman" and me. Even Strewth may be in the mix, kicking away.