Mt Rob Roy - No 43
Distance: 27.25 km
Time: 3 hrs 27 mins 15 secs
Rate: 7' 36" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 778 metres
Weather: sunny, temp range 15-25 degrees, humidity 85% down to 50%, wind calm
Week: 27.25 km, Jan & Year: 57.4 km
Mick C & Michael T met at my place to run to Theodore sub station to join others that had started elsewhere. We started before 6:30 am to try to beat the heat, but we didn't beat the humidity. A very muggy morning, so we had to drink heaps. I had the back pack so had more drinks that usual, just enough to get thru the run.
The track to the top of Mt Rob Roy is rocky & loose in places so we walked a few places, but managed to run much of it as well. It was a good day of " time on feet, with hills " which can't be underestimated.
Off the top of the mountain, we went down the back and turned to the open paddock before going up Big Monks thru the thistles. Last time now as they grow quickly & won't die off until the end of winter.
We followed the trail to Conder/Banks where Elle went left to head home. We went right thru the streets past Lanyon shops to Tharwa Dr, then towards home on the bike paths.
Very warm now, we had been out almost 4 hours in the sunshine and were looking for shade. But because we didn't go back the same way as going out, we needed to add some distance to make the outing worthwhile. A circuit of the streets finally got us to 27 kms and the end of a good, tough but enjoyable morning.
Yes Ewen, I certainly need to at get past 5200 kms this year at the least, may be touching the next 6000 km if possible without falling off the rails.