Running and Walking and Talking
Distance: 37.45 km
Time: 4 hrs 11 mins 0 secs
Rate: 6' 42" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 670 metres
Calories used: 2900
Weather: light high cloud, temp range, 13-22 degrees, humidity 75% down to 30%, wind calm
Week: 100.9 km, Dec: 85.4 km, Year: 4136.65 km
The main topic of conversation today was SFT, a good topic with 5 of us for parts of the journey this morning. So little real information and so much speculation about who's in, who didn't make and the reasons as to who should be able to run and can't, there were plenty more angles and ideas thrown about. We will have to wait until the entry list is published and the first cut is done for those without qualifying entry standard. To be realistic, if you haven't done a qualifier by now, you shouldn't be entering, wait until next time. You need all the training time you can get, it's hard enough without pushing to make the cut off.
Met up with Softshoeshuffle at home to meet others on the way.We didn't quite get to do the Mt Taylor x 2 or Isaacs x 2, but I went places I have never been before. The first part was familiar over to Wanniassa Hills, up to the trig and down to the corner to meet the Kambah connection at 8 am. From there, we did go over Isaacs Ridge, but then struggled to get under Hindmarsh Dr to Red Hill where the run leg goes on the Triple Tri. This part was new to me touching the trig as a small sausage dog carrying a very large stick was coming towards us. The stick was longer than doggie.
We left the Kambah connection as they went on to Oakey Hill and Mt Taylor. Past the Federal golf course to the Canberra hospital then up Yamba Dr to again touch base with Wanniassa Hills as we found some down hill towards the back of MacArthur and finally get to Fadden Pines for water.
Easier now with a detour via Calwell shops as we parted ways heading home. I added a bit extra to get 100 kms for the week. I know it's just a figure that looks good in print.
A mixture of running, walking and talking today, nice and easy, a short snooze this afternoon followed by 15 minutes in the cool water of the river a bit later on.
Overall, a good outing, should be right for tomorrow and a big week coming up as I have the week off work. I plan to run with Carol on Tuesday morning over Black Mtn and Dairy Farmers Hill, same run as we used to do a few years ago leading up to SFT.
Not as good as Jog's effort today, but a solid day out.