For a change of scenery, I decided on Range Road for the last of the very long runs leading up to Melbourne Marathon.. Perfect morning, cool, slight breeze, otherwise calm & quiet.
Google Earth is showing the first of 3 x 10km loops that I ran out from & back to the car. Lastly 1 x 2km loop (the hardest!) to make a total of 32km. As usual, I had gels, water & sports drink - and a few other bits & pieces - in the car for each return loop.
I think this run was quite a bit easier than any of the other long runs (up to 34km) that I've been doing on Sundays.
The aim was to keep heart rate between 105 and 113 all the time - though up a bit on hills of which there were plenty........
1st 10km in 1:18.31...AHR = 109 (73%)
2nd 10km in 1:19.24...AHR = 107 (72%)
3rd 10km in 1:18.55...AHR = 112 (75.%)
1 x 2km in 15:38... AHR = 108 (73%)
My legs were very tired & I was sorely tempted not to set out on that final 2km...but I couldn't let it beat me! I thought it was a good, last, long effort.
Total for the Week = 78.5km