Up and Over Urambi Hills
Distance: 12.35 km
Time: 72' 10"
Rate: 5' 50" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 225 metres
Weather: sunny, temp 15-16 degrees, humidity 40%, wind calm
Week: 52.2 km, August: 254.75 km, Year: 2839.65 km
Three very good winter's days in a row, too good to stay inside. Left a little later than I had wanted as there was so much chatter in the canteen at work about superannuation. We all must be thinking about retirement.
Running towards Urambi Hills base track when Steve Bradford caught me, we chatted for a kilometre before Steve continued around the lake and I headed towards the hills. Glad he did as he is way too fast for me.
The base track around Urambi is undulating enough, but as I hadn't been to the top for a long while, I managed to run up the gully that separates the two peaks. Over the top, then headed towards Gleneagles estate, down across the open paddocks where I pulled back some of the km pace lost on the slow up hill.
On the river track back to Pine Is, plenty of people out enjoying the sun shine. Usually this is wombat only territory, but not today, like peak hour in the suburbs.
Then at Pine Is, I decided to test the water, yep, still cold but very little of it. The drought is very obvious at this time of year with no water flow. Cold water on the legs is sooo good, just can't stay in long enough to get full benefit. Four times 1 minute before pain takes over, that's all.
Beaut day to be running, didn't want to go back to work, but some one has to take the workers home at night.
Ewen, going for a PB at SFT. Molonglo runs usually start late Nov, probably after the Deep Space marathon.
Maybe a couple of Cotters before that as there may be a big disruption to the Cotter running when the new dam construction work starts around Christmas. Certainly the car park will be off limits, the Urriara forest entrance will be closed and the road around Pierce's Creek settlement will be a mess.