Saturday, January 09, 2010

Back to the Heat Wave

.....and the hills! This morning I met up with the Molonglo group at 7am for our run, this time round the very undulating base of Mt Ainslie before heading off from the War Memorial and on to the lake and through the wetlands. It was hot even at 7am although much hotter later in the morning. It was great to catch up with Nadine and Brett, not long back from their honeymoon in Nepal - sounded so amazing. Michelle was also there running ahead keeping Ewen honest. Andy had problems with his knee at the 17km point so left us to take a short cut back and just Ewen and I completed the 24km giving us a chance to catch up on all the news.
Total distance: 24km

Time taken: 2:34
Average pace per km: 6:24
Calories burned: 1,395

Total distance for week: 63km


  1. Where were the hills ? Wetlands is as flat as the pancake you had with coffee. Mt Ainslie base is gently undulating. Come with us next Saturday, we can find a hill or two for you.

  2. Don't run on hills, you lose rhythm and speed. On the flat you can get up steam and get fitter faster.

  3. I agree with 2F. There aren't any hills on that loop - well, except for the Ainslie saddle, which is just a speedbump. Didn't slow Michelle though - she had 'air' going over it!

  4. I wish a heat wave would move this way!

  5. You ran 24 km total distance yesterday. But I think you're beginning to follow a marathon training program.

  6. Runner Susan we will glady send our heat wave your way.

  7. Great run, Ruth! I did 24km too, but it took much longer than it did you! I'm not saying by how much!

    I did 'hills' today; gotta toughen up the old muscles!