Rest & Recovery on beach & grass
Where: Yorkey's Knob beach & school oval
Distance: 10.2 km
Time: 48' 51"
Rate: 4' 47" per km ( bare feet)
Weather: sunny, temp 27 degrees, humidity 60%, wind SE at 25 kmph, sea temperature 26 degrees.
Week: 52.2 km.
May: 382.45 kms in 20/31 days at ave 19.1 kms per run day
Year: 1981.55 kms in 5 months at ave 396.3 kms per month
Image on this page shows where the Gold Rush race was held in relation to Cairns. It's about 70 kms south of Cairns & just north of Innisfail where a cyclone did much damage a few years ago.
I recovered well and felt good the day after the long run, no obvious problems. A short drive north of Cairns is Yorkey's Knob, a tourist resort & beach area. The beach is about 2 kms long at low tide, just far enough for an easy jog on the sand and a swim in the sea.
The stingers net was still in place but the duty life savers said they had gone for the season. I took no chances, swam inside the net and between the flags.
The wind from the south east provided the wind surfers with ideal conditions to get up good speed across a choppy sea, they looked to be having fun as did I shaking out any soreness in the legs. A very nice couple of hours.
Later, while the kids were at the school oval doing some sprint training ready for the school cross country championships today, I jogged a few more laps in lane 5 (Ewen). A different type of grass to Calwell oval, but lane 5 is the same any where.
Between these two events, I attended swimming training with my niece Ella. She is 8 years old and is coached by Libby Trickett's ( Olympian swimmer) uncle Garry Lenton. Ella likes her swimming, at least she has a good coach.
I have a few photos from the race which I will publish in the next few days and also check the race website for the final results.