Autumn has been just beautiful so far in Canberra, a big improvement on summer when it rained and rained and only ever reached above 30deg once. We have had really pleasant temperatures over the past few weeks in the mid 20s and lots of sunshine. It's also a very pretty time of year and the mornings are cool enough to enjoy lovely running.
This morning was no exception. It was just lovely. Our run today was from Black Mountain peninsula past the museum and to and round the "round the world" monument and back again. There were people ahead of me and behind me but I ran alone. Thus to relieve the boredom I decided to run some fartlek intervals - 2 x 60secs fast/60secs float, 4 x 30secs/30secs float, 2 x 60secs/60secs float, 4 x 30/30 and 2 x 60/60. This kept me honest and I ended up passing quite a few people during the fast bits and managed to stay in front of them. It also made the run much more interesting and a little tough when there were a few little rises.Total distance: 11km
Time taken: 1:06:22
Average pace per km: 6:02
Calories burned: 613
There was only one birthday to celebrate today. Ian turned 73. There was plenty of cake, bikkies and champagne however.