Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Synchronised Swans

I had RPM and abs this morning before work and after work a run with Ewen to Molonglo River where we ran under the bridge on the new track for a little way. It looks promising for a longer run when we up our distances in the future as from that spot it's marked as 3km to the airport - worth investigating.
On our return we were entranced by the sight of black swans and signets on the lake, in particular by the sight of two black swans swimming in perfect synchronisation. Perhaps we should have Olympics for swans. They were amazing. We also ran past our bunny friends who have all grown up from the babies of last year. However, bunnies being bunnies, there were defnitely a few little ones out there as well.
We still had a few problems with the head wind - it's definitely hayfever weather with lots of white pollen floating about in the air. We did manage to run faster than last week though as the wind was not nearly as strong and although it was cool during the day the sun had come out by the time we ran and it was actually quite hot. We stopped on the way to talk to Roger who was cycling home in the opposite direction.
Total distance: 14.3km
Time taken: 1:28:53
Average pace per km: 6:13
Calories burned: 850


  1. We were awesomely faster than last week! Woohoo! Show's how much a head-wind in both directions is worth.

    Next time I'll bring my phone-camera and you can get the swans to perform again :)

  2. Yes, you cannot not to share the vision of the swans with us!