Sunny on a Sunday
Distance: 25.65 km
Time: 2 hrs 26 mins 18 secs
Rate: 5' 42" pewr km
Weather: sunny, temp 17-21 degrees, humidity 40%, wind calm
Week: 25.65 km
April: 63.65 km
Year: 1176.05 km
Nice sunny morning for a longish run. Usually done on a Saturday, finally climbed out of bed with an extra hours sleep. This is the start seriously of some long getting longer runs leading to GH80 in late May.
Not much difference with marathon training, some speed work to keep getting stale from slow running, and without the need to climb big high mountains. Some hill work is still required but they can be walked if necessary, it's now time on feet running.
Saturday long runs will now be increased by half an hour a week, so next weekend will be 3 hours, distance covered not the priority but a steady pace, some walking if needed without feeling guilty.
Ran down past Calwell oval thinking softshoeshuffle would be there. Instead, an oval full of soccer players and that will be the case now for winter. Continued on to Theodore sub station. Then a circuit over to the two reservoirs, walked up the slope to the high one, then back to the sub station. A few walkers out with their dogs and a girl runner going well. Saw her twice, cruising along.
Back to the Calwell oval, soccer players still everywhere as I made my way home. Stopped for a drink and made arrangements to be collected at Pine Is beach in an hour and a bit.
At least the run to the river is down hill. I started to feel the lack of distance running. Although the pace was Ok, it was about my limit for the day. I haven't been in the 25 km distance area since SFT. Made it to the river for 10 minutes in the water before being picked up.
Later in the afternoon, we went to the Fyshwick markets, plenty of people and plenty of supplies bought home. Always see someone you know or know of there on a Sunday, this time it was Michael Milton. Such an inspiration for the things he has done through adversity. Good story. Don't know if he was at the health food shop or at the bakery, certainly full of chat with someone behind the counter.