Second Marathon of the Weekend
Distance: 42.65 km
Time: 4 hrs 12 mins 25 secs
Rate: 5' 55" per km
Weather: sun/cloud, temp 12 down to 10 degrees, humidity 55%, wind WNW 15 kmph
Week: 138.05 km ( 6 days), June: 298.45 km, Year: 2362.35 km
Yesterdays change of plans meant today had a change as well. Normally, big long run on Saturday means a short run ( 15 kms or so) on a Sunday to allow for recovery and consolidation.
I reverted to the training system used by Carol Baird from a few years ago. Carol, self confessed not a good trainer, but an unbelievable long distance racer. Still holds Australian distance age group records over 24 hours.
A flat marathon was planned today, but given the undulating nature of the local terrain, that is not really possible unless I did laps of Lake Tuggeranong.
I started from home, ran the outside of the lake on my way to Woden via the Tuggie Parkway. Crossed Hindmarsh Dr into Oakey Hill, then past town centre to the car park near Hindmarsh/Athllon intersection.
Waited for Mrs TF to turn up with some eats & drinks to save wearing backpack. Next up Athllon Dr to Tuggie town centre, down to Pine Is for a drink, then home behind Bonython houses to Woodcock Dr, thru Gordon to Johnson Dr and finally home.
Felt good all the way, legs Ok, with very little walking. The break at Woden a little longer then planned, but overall a good back up after a marathon the day before.
Tired as expected, tomorrow will be easy, but I will run just to keep the legs rolling over. A good week of running with a rest day last Tuesday. Happy with current progress.