So many times this year I have said, “I’m still here” It is getting to be like a broken record. Obviously after finally pulling the pin on any marathon ideas I have been feeling a bit down. No matter, on Sunday I joined in a great CR group run up the Winter track off Waterfall Gully rd and back down Chambers Gully track. The route was awesome and not too steep. If I wasn’t so un-fit and carrying too many extra kegs then most of the uphill would have been runnable… alas I still walked a large portion of it. We even ran on part of a track that can be seen from Greenhill Rd, along a ridge which I have often commented to anyone listening as I hurtle down Greenhill Rd, that I will run that track some day. Well now I have.
The trip downhill was a long slow descent, without many too steep for a wuss like me to run down bits, and obviously CR TokenAmerican wasn’t trouble by loose footing or stray rocks as half way down we came to a halt after he spotted a Koala. From then on the descent was interspersed with short breaks to view the Koalas. One koala was only a few meters away at head height…leading to typical comments like…”the one time you don’t bring your camera”. There will always be next time. I don’t think I ran the hills, up or down, hard enough yesterday as my legs feel better then they have for a couple of weeks.
I am contemplating doing the 15km event at the SARRC River Run. This will give me a very likely chance of running a PB as my 15km PB is very soft given I have only run this event once before and I limped the second half with ITB issues.