Tour de Tuggeranong
Distance: 28.6 km
Time: 2 hrs 58 mins 34 secs
Rate: 6' 14" per km
Weather: sunny, cool, temp 1 - 14 degrees, humidity 60%, wind calm
Week: 74.25 km, May: 130.1 km, Year: 1681.7 km
I made arrangements during the week to meet softshoeshuffle for a long run today. Very cool this morning but no frost as I started just before 8:00 am. Headed towards Theodore where we met on the track below Tuggeranong Hill. Instead of the usual run over to Isaacs and Farrer ridge, we did the circuit of Tuggeranong, around the back of the southern suburbs of Conder, Banks and Gordon with the magnificent views of the Brindabellas, Mt Rob Roy and our favourite Mt Tennent. All so clear on a beautiful sunny day, but this is not the time of year, weather wise or running wise that they need to be visited.
Instead, we continued next to the Murrumbidgee River from Point Hut, past Pine Is to the rock wall at Tuggie Creek. Then back to civilization of the town centre before back on to the dirt track behind Bonython.
We parted ways at Drakeford Dr, I had done enough with my 28 kms when I arrived back home. Softshoeshuffle is a busy person at this time of year with his work, the govt has a budget to announce next week so some are putting in the long hours at work. At least he gets his running done as a priority, and his mighty Geelong Cats are playing this afternoon, hopefully they will win as well.
A good solid outing, walked up a few steep hills, trod lightly on some soft sandy parts, good fun and many parts similar to next weeks conditions in Qld.
Last longish run, these days 30 kms is not considered long, easing down, tapering, what a waste of a good running week.