Long But Slow
Distance: 25.5 km
Time: 3 hrs 7 mins 32 secs
Rate: 7' 21" per km
Weather: sunny, cold, temp range -4 to 9 degrees, humidity 95% down to 50%, wind calm to start then late up to 20 km southerly
Week: 47.6 km, Sept: 3146.6 km, Year: 3146.6 km
First day of spring bought more winter like conditions with clear skies after a very cold end to Friday with snow almost falling to the ground.
It was a heavy frost early this morning as I ran with Softshoe on a shortened version our our Two Fruits loop over to Wanniassa Hills and beyond.
We stopped on top of a hill in the nature park to remove a layer and gloves as the sun was nicely warming up the landscape. A few others out enjoying the crisp morning, but we basically had the countryside to ourselves.
We didn't push any pace today, too cold and really I'm easing back into the routine.
Later in the day I hitched up our caravan to the new Mitsubishi Triton to check everything works and find out what needs adjusting. Basically, we just got in and drove. Travelled nicely on the road and we should be able to get away for a week in early October.
It should also do the trick next year in the outback. When we went looking to buy the van, we said we definitely needed to have air conditioning. Strangely in almost two years, the cooling fan has only been switched on about 3 times, heating on many more times than that. A cold winter two years in a row whether up north or down south.
There are no plans for the rest of the year at this time. Deep Space marathon and the one hour run are about all I have even lightly pencilled in to do. Time now to get back into a routine, log up some solid kms, stay away from injury, and prepare for some events in 2013 surrounding the Canberra centenary.