Week 39 - Just Catching Up
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.