Week 49 - On the Up
Distance: 3,815.35 kms in 49 weeks at ave 77.9 kms ( down from 78.0 kms in week 48)
Last week: 72.1 kms
Altitude: 97,613 metres in 49 weeks at ave 1,992 metres ( up from 1,976 metres in week 48)
Last week: 2,758 metres
The vert is again going up and a yearly average over 2,000 metres per week is on the cards.
Two rest days this week. Both no real excuses, just lack of motivation when other distractions are the easy option.
A weather change with very strong winds following overnight rain was the easy opt out today.
Last weekend a hilly long run of 30 kms with 1200 metres of climbing to a mountain top with wonderful views made up most of the week's figures.
Add on a mid week double over Goat Hill of 19 kms with 990 metres of vert and the week's work is almost done. Good for running, but not very enticing, the weather has remained stuck in early spring. It's still cloudy, we don't see much sunshine, and cool with sometimes very strong westerly winds.
There is a chance, according to the forecast, of snow on the very higher peaks this week. Probably won't see any, but you never know.
I won't be doing too much intense running for the remained of the year. Just enough to get over the 4 in distance & over the 100 in vertical metres.
The first part of next year has almost been settled into the plan. But after March, no idea at all.
Hopefully, living the life of a " grey nomad " will be the go for a few months to escape the cold of winter.