Mt Rob Roy ..... Again
Purpose: long strength run
Distance: 35.2 km
Time: 4 hrs 43 mins 6 secs
Rate: 8' 02" per km
Altitude gain/loss: 1211 metres
Weather: sunny, smoke haze, temp range 2-21 degrees, humidity 80% - 30%, wind calm
Week: 86.95 km, Oct: 233.85 km, Year: 4254.35 km
Trip No 56 up and down Mt Rob Roy this morning. Seems I know every rock on the tracks but still seem to kick one or two every time. No problems, no crashes.
A little different today as we went up Theodore Hill and Tuggeranong Hill before we set off towards the main mountain.
We started from my place so had covered about 9 kms at the Theodore sub station. Ran to the mountain in reverse to normal but included the side trip to Big Monks today but may be for not much longer. The thistles are going very quickly & may soon cover the track.
Then up the back of the mountain which is a long climb, leaving out the bush bashing to the trig this time.
The down hill back to the sub station is still slippery with loose rocks on an even looser surface, but managed to get thru without falling.
Back at the sub station we detoured to Softshoe's house to refill water bottles before a modified trip over the Tuggie Hill ridge to Conder. Back home thru lower Calwell to finish.
Seemed like a much tougher day today than last week going over to Honeysuckle. I can only think, although this had less altitude gain and loss, there was much less flat parts in which to regain loss km pace.
Another good day out, plenty to be gained, no damage done for me although I think Kerrie has a bit of a foot hot spot.