Two Fruits

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Only One Trig

Distance:  40.75 km
Time: 5 hrs 5 mins 41 secs
Rate:  7' 30" per km
Altitude gain/loss:  773 metres
Weather: sun/cloud, temp range 8-18 deg, humidity 85% down to 50%, wind calm
Week:  91.65 km,  Nov:  227.3 km,
Year:  3975.65 kms in 46 weeks at ave 86.4 km

The weather forecast for the morning was showers at 9 am, easing by noon and showers returning later in the day. It was cool at 7 am, so I dressed for the forecast. Wrong...
It turned out to be a partly sunny morning, no sign of rain, and it was muggy due to the clouds and the mild temperature. Taking the spray jacket & leaving the sunnies at home was a mistake.
However, I met Softshoe on the fire trail behind Theodore, headed on our main Two Fruits loop behind Chisholm, over to MacArthur and crossed Long Gully Road to Isaacs ridge.
Coming off the top, the only trig we went close to, we met Rob de Castella on a the lower trail behind Isaacs/O'Malley houses. Said hello as we passed, that was good.
Tried to follow the arrows put down for the Sri Chinmoy Triple Tri mountain bike leg to get to the Hindmarsh underpass, but they mysteriously disappeared near East O'Malley estate after being so obvious. Guess that's what money can buy.
We came back a fairly direct way up Yamba Dr, into Farrer ridge, then over little Wanniassa Hills, for me to just get over the 40 kms. Softshoe had to get back to his place, so finished with 45 kms.
Another good day out, pace not fast, plenty of up & down hills, so a solid training run.
An easy run on Sunday will take me over 100 kms for the week for the first time since end of July.


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