Two Fruits

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cotter to Bendora Dam Road & retn

Distance: 45.6 km
Time: 4 hrs 46 mins 3 secs
Rate: 6' 16" per km
Calories used: 3400
Altitude gain/loss: 950 metres
Weather: sunny, temp range 4 - 14 degrees, humidity 90% down to 60%, wind mostly calm, gusts to NW 20 kmph
Week: 127.1 km, Sept: 280.95 km, Year: 3424.8 km

Nice morning to run up into the mountains on mostly smooth fire trails. Heaps of water still in the creeks with Vanities Crossing still flowing over the spillway. Shoes off on way out, plunged into the cold water on the way back with water level on me mid thigh. Not quite Coxes River at SFT, no need to swim, and too cold.
Males only ran this morning with others finding hills and trails closer to town. We did meet super ultra runner Martin Fryer doing his traditional pipeline loop, a run of 40+ kms. Glad we didn't join him, way too fast, although we were going up hill at the time. He is doing Melbourne marathon in a few week's time.
Also met a group of mountain bikes up high on Warks road heading towards Mt Franklin. Some silly trail bike riders seemed to think they could get across Vanities, not possible now with some good sized rocks in the middle of the crossing. The cold water very nice on sore legs, not good on trails bikes.
Great morning, much better than our first time on this run in Oct last year when we ran in remembrance of the Brindabella Classic.
Really need to improve my last 6 kms from Vanities back to the finish, way too slow even if it is after 40 kms, shows lack of hill training over recent months. Mt Tennent next week will help fix that.


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