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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Getting Familiar with Stromlo

Today:
Run 1. Distance: 8.15 km in 44' 40" at 5' 29" per km
Run 2. Distance: 2.55 km in 12' 10" at 4' 46" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 21 degrees, humidity 45%, wind calm
Week: 10.7 km
March: 213.6 km
Year: 1044.0 km

A group of around 20 ran, walked or jogged the monthly handicap course to be used next Sunday. Very nice morning to be out at Stromlo Forest Park, sharing the facility with a cycling group and some mountain bikers.
The facility is designed to be a multi purpose area and we didn't have a problem with the others this morning. So that should be a good sign for next Sunday when the Hartley Lifecare people will also be sharing the area.
Nice casual run showing where the course will go, the course manager and the start/finish manager also in attendance so they know what they will encounter next week.
After the course inspection, a few of us removed our shoes and sox and ran the full cross country course bare feet. Really good feeling in contact with mother earth, just a ragged patch on top of the highest part. And ran at a good pace with Bruce's dog leading the way. Fittest dog I know at the present.
Overall, a very nice morning with some good people enjoying the great outdoors.
Finished with 20 minutes in the water at Pine Is. That seems to helping get over a slight calf problem. Energy level a little better today as well. Looking good for the immediate future. Must resist the urge to do too much too soon. That's going to be difficult.

1 Comments:

  • Especially with how good the weather's been lately. I'm tempted to do the short course to once again experience that lovely surface.

    By Blogger Ewen, At March 22, 2009 at 5:29 PM  

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