Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday's longest last run before marathon

Andy with his daughter Anna at Urban Foods joining Ewen and I for cake and coffee
My healthy bircher muesli after my 34km run - yummy!

I arrived at the ferry terminal this morning only just in time to run 4km past some construction work at the museum and back along the dirt track before I joined a gaggle of speedygeese at 8am back at the start. I then ran another loop just behind the group around the Black Mountain Peninsula (familiar territory) before again returning to the ferry terminal where speedygeoff had arranged to meet Andy. We all ran various distances vaguely in the same direction for a while before speedygeoff ran with me at a gentler pace round the detour of the wetlands, through Kingston and back under the bridge and past the yacht club. I turned at 29km while he continued round the lake. It was great to have his company. Thank you speedycoach!
I headed back past the yacht club and under the bridge to make up the kms and then turned and ran over the bridge and back to the ferry terminal trying to pick up pace for the last 30mins.
Back at the ferry terminal after my long run was done and dusted I met Ewen, Andy and his daughter Anna and we headed over the walking bridge to Urban Foods for a lovely brekkie (in my instance) and cake for the others. The price of coffee here is over the top but the quality of both food and coffee more than compensates. It was lovely.
Total distance: 34.24km
Time taken: 3hrs 42mins
Average pace per km: 6:30
Calories burned: 1896


  1. The photos turned out well. The food one beats any that CJ has posted. I'm not scared to say that as I know she's unlikely to read this ;-)

  2. Great long run, strewth! You deserved the muesli; it looks YUM! A good coffee is worth paying extra many are not that good!