Monthly Handicap at Mt Taylor
Race distance: 7.0 km plus warm up 1.5 km
Race Time: 39'39"
Race Rate: 5' 40" per km
Start group: 33
Finish place: 71/77 - oops
Weather: sunny, cool/mild, temp at race time 10 degrees, humidity 50%, wind NW 15 kmph
Week: 57.1 km, Aug: 115.35 km, Year: 3099.00 km
No surprises at the monthly handicap today, everything went exactly as I had predicted.
After any of my recent ultra running, the time frame for recovery is 3 weeks to feel Ok, then after 5 weeks to feel that I can get back to serious running & training.
It's only been 4 weeks and today's result sits the same as running after the Coburg 24 hour in April. At Majura Nature Park handicap I finished 84th, so an improved result today.
It was a slow but Ok run, walked.....4 times today up the small hilly slopes near the loop section at Chifley.
I actually felt Ok but the legs still haven't got much go in them.
Might just be ready a big performance at Sept handicap at O'Conner Ridge. It's a good hilly course, not much flat and a need to run solid all the way.