Two Fruits

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Week 4 - A Scenic One

Running:  Year to Date
Distance:    349.25 kms in 4 weeks at ave  87.3 kms  ( up from 86.4 kms ave last week)

Last week:  90.1 kms

Altitude:  7,298 metres in 4 weeks at ave  1,824 metres  ( up from 1,624 metres last week)

Last week:  2,427 metres

A couple of really good trips this past week. A good run/some strong walking up to Mt Rob Roy on Saturday morning with company training for several different mountain events. A couple hadn't been down my way so I took them to all the scenic lookouts just so they can say they have been there.
We first went up Theodore Hill, then detoured into the Solar farm, top of Mt Rob Roy ( to the trig itself, which is hidden to the side on a rough track), then back to the short steep climb up Tuggeranong Hill. This trip of 33 kms accounted for almost 1300 metres of climbing, fair chunk of the weekly total. Great morning, the others all went well.
The second and certainly the highlight of the week was a trip to the Snowy Mountains on Tuesday to start a run from Charlottes Pass to get to the very top of Australia at Mt Kosciuszko. We did the Main Walking Track loop to add some distance & height making around 23 kms for the day with 760 metres of up hill. Not a real difficult trip at all, but thoroughly enjoyable with some strong walking & good running on the downhill.
Charlottes Pass is about 1850 metres above sea level & Mt Kozi tops out at 2229 metres. That's not very high by world standards, but we certainly noticed the extra effort required at this higher altitude.
A beautiful day, heaps of others about as Tuesday was Australia Day, so we stood on top of Australia on Australia Day. A great feeling.
A short tempo session on Sunday afternoon was good trying to get some speed back into the legs to be ready for the CBR 6 hour in March.
A good week, we are having some strange summer weather which is making consistency a bit difficult.


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