Last Day & Yearly Review
Distance: 5.9 km in 33' 52" at ave 5' 44" per km
Weather: sunny,temp 33 degrees, humidity 28%, NNW at 13 kmph
Week: 92.05 km,
December: 321.95 km in 22/31 days at ave 14.63 kms per run day
Year: 4357.05 km in 12 months at ave 363.08 kms
Year: 4357.05 km in 276/365 days at ave 15.78 km per run day
My turn to review the year. I stayed off the road and went through the year uninjured again. Fingers crossed this continues next year. My only problem is recovery, but that I feel is age related so not much I can do but accept that and work around nature's time frame.
Like others I did a mixture of old and new events. The new ones were well away from home so a bit of travelling involved. A couple of trips to north Qld & a couple to Melbourne all for ultras.
Qld was great, both in the rain forest, ( 42km & 57 km) cool weather by their standards and dry tracks. Not good enough to keep pace with my sister-in-law, but it did give an incentive to train & run well. I did have my younger brother under control in both events.
Melbourne was a contrast, Maroondah Dam ( 50 km) in Feb was hilly & hot, but the Tan ( 100km) ultra in August was cool and wet. Both went well, especially in February were I finished 13th out of 54 starters.
Of course, how can I not mention finishing my 12th Six Foot Track, returning a sub 5 hour time. A great event now getting iconic status with full fields and waiting lists. A tough hilly event where the weather can be so unpredictable, my best run was in fog and low cloud on a cool day.
Several long training runs during winter, a 60 km & an 80 km set up the run at the Tan.
After Centennial Park 100 km in February, then I have nothing set down. Several events are listed on the board on the wall at home, but all that will depend on where we are and what we are doing at the time. I'm not setting any plans, but will obviously continue to run when I can.
Some may be events all in the warmer ( and hopefully dryer ) parts of Australia in winter could include Glasshouse Mtns in May, Brisbane 12/24 hour in June & Caboolture in late July. Certainly won't be any running in Victoria in winter.
Lovely day to be out today, may next year be full of warm sunny days, low humidity and no wind. And a nice deserted beach to go for a run and a swim. Bring on 2011, I can't wait!!