Not So Traditional Boxing Day Run
Distance: 18.15 km
Time: 2 hrs 10 mins 19 secs
Rate: 7' 11" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 380 metres
Calories used: 1370
Weather: cloudy, light rain, temp 13 degrees, humidity 90%, wind, cool sthly 15 kmph
Week: 83.5 km, Dec: 373.9 km, Year: 4435.35 km
Plenty of rain starting Christmas Day morning and continued today. Ever hopeful of a reasonable morning, Softshoeshuffle arrived at the front door at 7:00 am to head towards Mt Rob Roy, the traditional destination on Boxing Day. However, the weather was always going to be the determining factor in whether we got there or not. The mountain was not visible hidden behind low cloud and rain.
We headed towards the sub station behind Theodore, then decided to go up the hill behind Conder at the water tank to check out the new part that has been sealed. The hang gliding and parachuting club have a launch pad on top of the hill, probably done at their request. Certainly easier under foot, but still just as steep.
The weather on top of the this hill was closing in, the cold southerly wind blowing strongly, the rain still coming down, and no mountain top in sight. We decided to opt out of the remaining trip to the top. Nothing to be gained and should anything go wrong, a long way in bad conditions to be rescued.
We returned to the suburbs, over to near Lanyon shops, then headed towards Gordon. We parted ways, I continued to Gordon, the back up Woodcock & Johnson Dr to home.
I really can't remember such a lousy day for running, but at least a safely done run with no damage done. There is always tomorrow.