Wet & Soggy Tour of the Mountains
Distance: 25.05 km
Time: 2 hrs 57 mins 49 secs
Rate: 7' 05" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 670 metres
Weather: cloudy, temp 16-20 degrees, humidity 100% down to 75%, wind calm
Week: 69.95 km, Dec: 52.85 km, Year: 4087.95 km
We changed from the Cotter due to road closures and high water levels and ran the Tour de Mountain course from Mawson Playing Fields.
Mostly, we ran on wet and muddy tracks, some parts were under water. We gave Farrer ridge a miss on the way towards Wanniassa Hills. Legs didn't want to do any extra, it was an effort to get up the hills today. Hope for bettter in 2 weeks time.
A struggle most of the way, a bit of good in parts, hard to work out why. I think I will just put it down to one of those days.
Didn't see the girls out there, but they could have been anywhere in front & just out of sight. They were starting an hour earlier.
The Centennial Park 100 km at the end February has firmed as a likely event. It's still 3 months away, so plenty of time to get some serious long distance training done, especially if the Cotter dries out. One problem will be that the end of February in Sydney will be hot and humid, so some acclimatising will be necessary. It should be a fun summer, if we get a summer. Go away rain, we have had enough, the dams are full & now overflowing.