Calwell Oval - 37 laps in Lane 5
Distance: 17.7 km
Time: 80' 06"
Rate: 4' 31.5 " per km
Weather: high cloud to start then sunny, temp range 25-27 degrees, humidity 30%-25%, wind light NW at 15 kmph
Week: 30.3 km, Dec: 115.5 km, Year: 4166.95 km
A good day to start a week's holiday, any day is a good day not to go to work. This is leisure leave, not recreation leave, it's our 19 day month taken every 5 months as a week off. Every second year we get 3 weeks off, as it comes around every 21 weeks. In winter, I go north to warmer weather, this time of the year I stay at home.
The oval was on offer today, drove down as I needed to go to shops on the way back. Mid morning with a vacant running track, and no golfers to annoy either. One turned up later, a fellow worker trying to reduce his handicap, he plays off 4 or 5 anyway.
The surface is getting hard underfoot, really needs rain, but the grass is short and good enough to run bare feet. Ran 37 laps, changing direction every 10 laps and just increasing the pace a little with the 1st 5 laps in 10' 20" down to 9' 31" for the last full 5 laps. Each 5 laps in lane 5 averaged 2.2 kms by the GPS with 2.18 kms running usual direction, and 2.21 kms going in reverse. Would that be due to the GPS being on left arm on the outside of the lane, very scientific, accurate ?
Good conditions, I like these sessions which I don't do often enough. Today was more cruise intervals than a long tempo session, not fast but quicker than easy.
Tomorrow, over Black Mtn and Dairy Farmers with Carol. The old favourite mid week run from a few years ago leading up to SFT.