Otherwise known as the long run.
Impossible to have a better morning for a long run : gloriously cool, completely overcast & slightly damp from what must have been a few drops of rain during the night.
I took to the hills again : on Range Road out to Glenquarry & return; total = 22km. Not concerned with time but concentrated on keeping HR down to around 70% of max. This meant that it took longer than the 2hrs30mins planned & was, instead, 2hrs50mins. Avg. HR 75%. Instead of carrying water, there are 2 water tanks along the way : one at 5km, the other at 11km & same on return; 1 gel at the 11km water tank. Sometimes I wonder what might be floating around inside those tanks, but if there are any uglies, I must have a very strong immune system by now! The water is always icy cold &, seemingly, crystal clear. I very much enjoyed this run; no walk breaks except to drink at the water tanks (oh! & one quick dash into the bush!)
Must remember, Chickybabe, to go to Sydney on Wednesday to pick up race# for the SMH half; I feel a lot better about this race than I did same time last year : I feel much fitter & stronger I think! Maybe, this happens as the years roll on????? Well, the day will tell!
Tomorrow, Sunday I have to be up really, really early, (!) around 6:00am to leave for Canberra by 7:00am so as to be there for the start & cheer on the half marathon runners. Very much looking forward to meeting Canberra Crs. & then I must get back before dark, otherwise I might take a wrong turn & get lost!...and Chickybabe gone forever!