Two Fruits

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Week 22 - Didn't Slow Down

Running:  Year to Date

Distance:  1,603.55 kms in 22 weeks at ave  72.9 kms ( up from 72.8 kms in week 21)

Last week:  74.25 kms

Altitude:  53,447 metres in 22 weeks at ave  2,429 metres ( up from 2,420 metres in week 21)

Last week:  2,622 metres

Not too bad for a 5 day running week. Two rest days, I don't schedule rest days but take them when other things have to be done or the weather is not too kind.
Main highlight of the week was a terrific run into the local mountains with 9 others from the Hobart Trail Runners group where we bagged 4 good peaks in one day.
First one had a steep track that was easy to follow.
Second, a rough rocky track where I averaged 31 mins per km. It was a very slow section, but well worth it for the views from the top. Going down was just as slow, bit scary at times due to the rocks.
Third peak not too steep but through lots of low bushes, glad I wore the new gaiters for lower leg protection.
Last peak track I had done three times before, so knew the way. Easy start then rock hopping nearing the top. Wonderful views from the top of each peak. Some pics here to show the scenery.

Peaks covered today were Collins Cap, Trestle Mtn, Mt Marian & Collins Bonnet. They are not high, between 1000 & 1260 metres above sea level but all will be covered in winter snow in a few weeks as the cold weather takes control. The two Collin's mountains would still be accessible, but the other two would be too dangerous. Getting it done today with others who hadn't been there before was really wonderful. Can't wait for snow to fall & settle. Ground is still too warm for it to stay around as well as the mild temps we are still getting. Just have to be patient & wait.


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