Road bike32:19  12.78 km (2:32 / km) +34m2:30 / km
IW. Much more welcoming morning, even saw the sun rise. Still mucky and slippery as anything though, made all the more difficult by being on the road bike (which isn't liking the muck).
Road bike32:35  12.93 km (2:31 / km) +64m2:28 / km
HFW. Dry again! But still mucky after rain during the day. Nearly come off on a slippery chicane.
Trail run warm up/down 25:44 2.77 km (9:17 / km) +225m6:36 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
MDC hills with rcro, Ollie, Mesh, Cara and Beccy. First of the season. Trot up to the Garth to start with a few half efforts on the steeper bits to warm up. In sorts and T-shirt.
Intervals intervals 25:38 4.62 km (5:33 / km) +331m4:05 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
MDC hills on the SW side of the Garth. 6 hills with no break, so running through the top and straight back down to start the next, running at our own pace. Started a bit too quick but then settled into a good rhythm (was only planning on 5 but had to get to the top to meet the others). Nice session to get back into the hills, but was harder on the legs than the lungs. About 400m with 50m climb.
Road bike31:12  12.95 km (2:25 / km) +33m2:23 / km
IW. Another mild morning, much brighter than yesterday but just as wet.
Road bike30:17  13.01 km (2:20 / km) +59m2:17 / km
HFW. Surprising break in the rain. Still got mucky though.
Trail run1:01:47 8.86 km (6:59 / km) +263m6:04 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
MDC run from Penderyn. Late getting there so playing catch up. Fortunately the group ahead both went the same direction and detoured to the hill top, allowing us to catch them. Fun though the mines (which were very cold, amazingly wet and muddy on the trail along the river and the waterfall was in great form. Despite being wet, it wasn't cold and I really enjoyed this.
Trail run1:28:29  14.18 km (6:14 / km) +401m5:28 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
Waited all all morning when the skies were blue for Will to join me for a run, then he cancelled. Was planning on a bit more of an adventure but giving the time I kept it local. Proper muddy, but still a nice afternoon and enjoyed it.
A young farmer shouted "run forest, run" at me. Haven't heard that in a few years. Come to think of it, he (nor I) were that young... However, interesting to note that the gene pool that farmers come from obviously isn't expanding...