Another Long Weekend Run
Distance: 50.35 km
Time: 5 hrs 36 mins 46 secs
Rate: 6' 41" per km
Altitude gain/loss : 710 metres
Weather: started sunny, temp 6 degrees, humidity 75%, wind NW 10 kmph, then cloudy, temp 11 degrees, humidity 50%, wind WNW 20 kmph
Week: 116.4 km, June: 532.45 km
Year: 2596.35 kms in 26 weeks at ave 99.86 km p.w.
After a discussion with Pam M last Saturday at the half marathon, I decided to again run back to back instead of just a long run on Saturday.
Luckily, the weather this morning was nice, a little cool and needing gloves just to keep the hands from the wind chill. After an hour they were not needed.
I was joined by Softshoe for the first 20 kms. Running a week after his 12 hour in Sydney, he did well to get around the first loop, but that was enough.
We did our usual loop thru Fadden Pines, Karralika, Wanniassa Hills, Farrer ridge and Gowrie to get back home in what was really good conditions.
Running solo after a short break for a drinks & eats, I continued around the back of Tuggie Hill to trip on a small rock and over I went. A small gash on my right hand, but left quad took the brunt of the fall, a big scratch & no doubt some good bruising tomorrow.
However, once the blood dried, I was Ok, and ran home to get cleaned up, patched up, renourished & out again.
This time down to Bonython, Pine Is, back home thru Gordon as the weather was changing. The wind was much stronger but the threat of rain didn't happen.
Back home the Garmin was saying I ran completed 47.45 kms. I wanted to get to 50 kms for the day. However, as I didn't turn the GPS off, just saved the current lap, as I went in the front door, data transmitted to Garmin Connect. That was all that was going to on the recording.
I headed out for the last couple of kms, a lap of the block. That was enough today with a sore leg.
Other than the fall, and two other trips that didn't result in a crash landing, it was a good day to be out. Felt Ok all day, fitness is good, energy levels were good.
Depending on weather & other plans, I will hope to get a few more kms done on Sunday. Next week will be last of the long running, definite time to start to ease back.