Two Fruits

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cotter in Spring Time

Today:
Distance: 25.5 km
Time:  3 hrs 11 mins 29 secs
Rate:  7' 31" per km
Altitude gain/loss:  620 metres
Weather: sunny, temp 0-12 degrees, humidity 90% down to 60%, wind calm
Week:  62.4 km, Sept:  44.85 km, Year: 1567.3 km

Joined Softshoe for a trip around the Cotter 15 mile course plus up and down Mt McDonald at the start. First long outing in over 6 months. We walked most of the up hill, and jogged easy and slowly around the rest of the course.
The dam construction is going along nicely, the water in the dam is now very low with mud flats exposed for the first time since I have going out there.
As well, there has been neat fish breeding rock walls built on the sides of existing hills that will be flooded when the new dam is filled.
Really nice spring morning after a chilly start, temp hovering around zero for a while and remaining cool in the shade.
Good to get around with any problems except slow, but that will improve over the next few weeks as I get back into the training routine.Next week we will do the Two Fruits loop, then Mt Rob Roy the week after.
There is a plan to run run the Bruny Is 64 km in Tassie in early Dec. Most of the first half is reasonably flat, the second half is undulating with a mixture of sealed and good gravel road. We drove over the full course when on the Bruny during last Easter. It should be a fun event, IF, a big if, the weather is kind. A southerly wind will be a killer to run into for 6 or more hours.

1 Comments:

  • 64k! My 60k a week won't cut it then. Think one of my 10k courses is magpie-free. Last year there was a bastard on Tharwa drive near the netball courts. Can you take a run down there for me?

    By Blogger Ewen, At September 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

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