Two Fruits

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week 5 - Now Looking for Change of Scenery

Running: Year to Date

Distance:  428.45 km in 5 weeks at ave  85.7 kms ( up from 85.1 kms in week 4)

Last week:  87.95 kms

Altitude:  14,565 metres in 5 weeks at ave 2,913 metres ( up from 2,811 metres in week 4)

Last week: 3,321 metres

A Hobart local wrote about his weekend run that using Mt Wellington is becomes a bit mundane. While it's a wonderful location with so many tracks & great scenery, it's also technical running.
It's hard to find good flowing, good surface trails where you can just run without having to watch your feet all day.
A change of location even if losing out on some vertical might be the way to go.
As I am still new to the area, I don't know of, or where to find suitable flowing "nature park" type trails. Being undulating to hilly isn't the issue, it's not being able to " just run".
I did speak to the local running shop early on when I first arrived here. Seems I might need to drive an hour or so to find something suitable. Not going to do that, driving to a destination to start running is a waste of running time.
This week was just above average for both distance & vertical. Only one main training run was on Saturday with a good run of 40 kms with a bit over 2,000 metres of vert. It consisted of a big circuit starting close to home to the summit of Mt Wellington taking just under 6 hours of moving time. Stopped twice, once to chat to a group of Asian tourist from a cruise ship in the harbour who were half way up the mountain, and second time to a trail bike rider out to enjoy a few dirt kms in the mountain park.
Maintaining momentum at present with Convicts & Wenches 50 kms now 4 weeks away.
Final comment, still waiting for summer. Recent top temps of 25 degrees in late afternoon, always cloudy & always windy has felt like summer has passed us by. Winter in Qld may be.







2 Comments:

  • Join Strava and you'll get heaps of ideas of where to run - as well as the pace/vert etc of people who've run there. BTW, ahead of you on kms this year - 90/week ave according to Strava :-)

    By Blogger Ewen, At February 10, 2017 at 11:41 AM  

  • I follow you all on Strava on SpeedyGeoff. You guys do many more kms than me, but I get you on vertical as there are little variety of flat places to run off road.

    By Blogger Two Fruits, At February 10, 2017 at 10:23 PM  

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