Two Fruits

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Up We Go

Year so far:

Distance:  191.2 km

Altitude gain:  4306 metres

This year has only two target events, one a race & one a fun run.
However, both are long with the first coming up soon in mid March being the CBR 100 km over the north side trails on the Canberra Centenary Trail.
It's not that hilly, undulating in places, nothing steep. Looking at 13 hours hopefully, may be a little more depending on the day.
The second target event will be in outback Australia, on a similar basis to the one I did 18 months ago now on the Birdsville Track.
This year there are 3 choices in locations & each will depend on the prevailing weather at the time.
The main issue is the cold weather in winter in the outback deserts. The temp can drop below freezing at night & me & cold are not really friends.
So timing will be important. If I run in northern Australia, then winter will be Ok, so June, July & August are in play.
If I run in southern Australia, then timing may be in September or early October.
I don't want hot weather, so fine, sunny, dry tracks & mild temperatures up to 25-30 degrees in the daytime will be perfect.
Meantime, I'll keep to the hills, mountains & fire trails where I feel completely at home even though the outback tracks are almost dead flat. Strength & endurance come before speed.

3 Comments:

  • Wow you have some amazing goals there but those huge distances won't phase you. Keep on enjoying the trails and hills. I'm always so impressed by what you do!

    By Blogger strewth, At January 13, 2015 at 8:23 PM  

  • Looking good TF, looking good!

    By Blogger Janene, At January 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM  

  • Come on - I want a report of how I kept up with you around Lake Tuggers the other day :)

    All the best for 2015. Alice Springs in the middle of winter was okay when I ran the marathon there. Cool mornings and off the road by 11AM!

    By Blogger Ewen, At January 16, 2015 at 6:01 PM  

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