Mt Rob Roy for 42nd time
Distance: 40.55 km
Time: 5 hrs 0 mins 46 sec
Rate: 7' 35" per km
Elevation gain/loss: 980 metres
Weather: cloudy to start then sunny, temp range 15-25 degrees, humidity 75% down to 35%, wind mostly calm, nice day
Week: 93.85 km, Nov: 217.65 km, Year: 2587.9 km
Ran solo today as many others are involved with the Deep Space mountain marathon events tomorrow from Honeysuckle Tracking Station to Orroral Valley.
Started a little later than normal for a Saturday, around 8:30 am. Usual way to Theodore and the sub station. A bit slower as I had the backpack with drinks & eats, weight about 3 kgs, and not use to having the extra to worry about.
However, walked the steeper up hills going to the top of Mt Rob Roy including the side rough track to the trig that is the top of the mountain, standing a metre or so above 1100 metres.
Back to the fire trail, down on to the open paddock and up to Big Monks, another trig marked peak. The hang gliders use this to fly over the valley, nice views today over Tuggeranong.
A group of 5 walkers with all the gear were on their way up to Big Monks as I left for the down to the reservoir at Banks. From there I turned left and followed the tracks behind the houses Banks to cross to Gordon and eventually arrive at Point Hut.
Plenty of people there as well, so I continued on to Pine Is. Occupied again, so onwards to the loop track at the top end car park, just adding distance. I knew I would be light on if I couldn't find some more.
Back home behind Bonython and the gravel track to Woodcock Dr, thru Gordon to Johnson Dr and finally home.
A big drinking day as the humidity drew the sweat out early, singlet soaked from the start, but dried out as the humidity dropped.
Slower than last week at the Cotter to Bull's Head run. Some fatigue still from that run, so I may need to start the taper earlier than expected to be fresh for Bruny Is on 3rd Dec.
Not sure how many kms I will get done tomorrow at Orroral valley during the race while doing drink station duties. I would like to get a few done, even if to just get over the 100 kms for the week.