Arboretum - Tracks & Laps
Distance: 43.15 km
Time: 5 hrs 20 mins 54 secs
Rate: 7' 26" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 668 metres
Weather: cloudy, temp range 18-23 degrees, humidity 93% down to 70%, wind calm to NW at 10 kmph
Week: 121.1 km, Jan & Year: 151.25 km
Joined by Softshoe to again run around the trails of the Arboretum. The track surface is mostly soft from either construction traffic or any rain or watering done to grow the trees.
It could have bucketed down with rain at any time but we received only a few drops every now and then. But the clouds would part just enough as well to really heat up and thus the humidity became quite sticky.
We parked outside the main gate and started out just after 7:00 am. The first couple of laps were just over 11 kms each. Back at the car we refueled & replenished our drink bottles as we were getting through the liquids quickly each lap.
To take in all the main trails, we also included a trip to the " Wide Brown Land" sign as well as visiting the eagle's nest on top of Dairy Farmer's Hill. This accounted for much of the altitude gain & loss, but even with low cloud cover, the view is great.
Certainly hard work out there today, glad to finish but could have rolled on to 50 kms if that was necessary. May be another day. Better look at the training plan to see when that will be.
Tired now, time for lunch, shower & a nana nap.