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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Week 39 - Just Catching Up

Running:  Year to Date

Distance:  3,224.9 kms in 39 weeks at ave  82.7 kms ( down from 83.3 kms in week 36)

Last 3 weeks:  224.6 kms

Altitude:  79,723 metres in 39 weeks at ave  2,044 metres ( up from 2,040 metres in week 36)

Last 3 weeks:  6,271 metres

I have been a bit slack in not updating the running but we have been house buying, so a little busy.
The house business is almost out of the way with settlement early next week. That means the unpacking can begin which may take a while but we won't be rushed. The problem will be finding a place for everything, or deciding on what can get thrown out or at least disposed of to a worthy home.
The running distances have come down not from reduced days, only 3 rest days, many have been under 10 kms with only one over 20 kms.
With so many fire trails on Mt Wellington directly behind Hobart city, finding altitude is no problem. A weekly total of vert around 2,500 metres can be gained easily. The dry bush trails are nice to run along with many parts a little rocky just to keep the mental concentration side focused.
I am still being consistent with my recovery routine as I have been able to get to the Derwent River 2-3 times a week. Water temperature is 12.7 degrees C, so spot on to cool down the legs.
Weather wise we have had a mild spring so far, mostly cloudy days, not much sunshine, but very little rain or showers. Trails are very dry, no mud. Too warm now for a chance of late winter snow.
Point to Pinnacle is my next race in around 6 week's time. It's a half marathon distance run up the road to the top of Mt Wellington from sea level to the summit at 1,270 metres.
Hopefully my feet & legs won't be trashed by the hard road surface, but I am looking forward to mixing it with a sold out field of 3,000 others walking or running.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week 36 & Routine


Distance:  3,000.3 kms in 36 weeks at ave  83.3 kms ( down from 84.2 km in week 34)

Last week:  77.3  kms

Altitude:  73,452 metres in 36 weeks at ave  2,040 metres ( up from 2,014 metres in week 34)

Last week:  2,562 metres

I missed posting last week so this covers the past 2 weeks.
Mostly I have been house hunting so running has been on the short distance & flat. As well, trying to find suitable trails to run with a mix of flat & uphill has been interesting.
In Hobart, there are plenty of steep fire trails & walking tracks up Mt Wellington, so chasing the up hill is no problem. Finding suitable flat trails is more of a dilemma as I don't like or enjoy hard bike paths.
Otherwise, all good. House hunting is over now, house found but not moving for a month.
Weather is Ok, spring is here but it's now the windy season. It just doesn't stop blowing. Running into a strong North westerly is as good as some pushing up some hills.