Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Coming Attraction. ... Bowral Cycle Path
Program : 10km 'easy'
For the first time I ran on the cycle path through East Bowral & it was flat with just the occasional incline but nothing I'd call a hill. And what a pleasant surprise this course was! Not a soul or a cycle out there; plenty of shade, sufficient incline to relieve boredom & get the heart rate up & stunning countryside all round.
After finishing the 10km, which headed out towards Kangaloon, I noticed that the cycle path continued on the opposite side of Old South Road towards Bowral. I decided to explore & discovered it was an equally beautiful, but flatter course & finished at the Bowral swimming pool...what a pity it closes this weekend! Next Summer it would be good to start from the pool, run out for whatever distance & return for a swim! This section is 5.5km.
'Easy' Run 10km. 5km splits = 40:31; 38:24. Negative split 2 minutes, in spite of taking a wrong turn & doubling back!
Today's total = 15.5km