YCRC Half Marathon
Total distance: 34.75 km
Total time: 3 hrs 38 mins 19 secs
Rate: 6' 17" per km
Weather: sunny, temp range 1- 9 degrees, humidity 95% down to 50%, wind mostly calm
Week: 97.4 km, June: 395.85 km,
Year: 2459.75 km in 25 weeks at ave 98.4 kms
Half Marathon - Distance by GPS 21.00 kms in 1 hr 40 mins 24 secs
Remainder - Walk, jog & run around checking Mt Ainslie course for monthly handicap
A cool start to the day for the running of the YCRC half at Goorooyarroo & Mulligans Flat nature parks. The out part to Mulligans is the same that was used by the Bush Capital marathon & ultra courses, except this time the run went inside the feral fence enclosure to a turnaround, then back the same way.
Rain during the week had softened the fire trail nicely with only a few puddles to get around. It's a nice place to run, a little open if the weather was unkind, but overall, the northsiders are lucky to have it close to the front door.
A reasonably good run, didn't push too hard with another race on tomorrow. Couldn't go the pace with Kelley early. Then when looked like catching her on the return, a shoes lace came undone and had to stop. Then with 5 km to go, the other did the same, didn't stop but it was annoying.
Finished 18th overall, happy with that, not sure at the moment on the field size. Maybe inside top half.
Then after a short rest, chat & a coffee to warm up, I made my way to the start area for tomorrow's monthly handicap at Mt Ainslie. A look over the first part with the course boss for the day, noted the km markers for first 5 kms, and that was enough. Another big day, tired now, early night to get some sleep. It's all go again on Sunday.
Pam was also out there at the half, asked & received some good advice on how to manage the last 4 weeks before Caboolture. Hopefully, there will be a couple of good running weeks, then ease back.