Long run this morning, and I thought I would start scoping out this fabled run to crafers I keep talking up. Today I ran the first section, my house to Amber’s Gully, where the Torrens River Linear Park meets the start of the Yurrabilla trail. I had calculated the distance at 10k and Garmy wasn’t far off. A 5:30am start with hot weather forecast and a fully laden fuel belt meant the return of Simlin, the sensible runner…next off I headed down to the Torrens and ran all the way to Ambers Gully with 7:xx km splits. I even threw in a 1min walk break at 5k to take a drink, simulating walking through a drink station.
It was a glorious morning to be out, even though I wasn’t terribly enthused when I got out of bed early. When I got to the Yurrabilla trail head at Ambers Gully I took another short break for re-hydration and to peruse the information signage. Next week, I will have to do, Amber’s Gully to Morialta (Over Black Hill). Made my way back home still feeling strong…and it showed….my splits home were all 6:xx per km and I powered up all the little inclines.
On the BBQ, they were out of the one I wanted, but I got a raincheck (even though their catalogue said Sorry No Rainchecks…), hopefully more stock comes in today.
Back to the run…21k in 2hr28mins, with an average pace of smack on 7min/k.