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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Nov 5, 2017:

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  Run1 1:00:00 6.21(9:39) 10.0(6:00)
  Total1 1:00:00 6.21(9:39) 10.0(6:00)

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Sunday Nov 5, 2017 #

9 AM

Run 1:00:00 [3] 10.0 km (6:00 / km)

After a certain amount of dithering in the days leading up, I settled yesterday on a plan of heading for Montezuma Falls (near Rosebery), then doing something extra to take it up to the time that I was looking for.

As it turned out, I had a somewhat rough night with a mild dose of the Tasmanian equivalent of Montezuma's Revenge, so scaled my ambitions back to just getting to the falls and back from the car park. I'd been out this way before (starting from Rosebery) back in 2006 when crewing for AJ in the Wildside MTB race, but on that occasion hadn't quite got to the falls (had a firm deadline to make). It's an old tramway, so the slopes are never steep but they are quite long. The falls were suitably attractive, although I was barely game to take my camera out on the suspension bridge above the river. As for the run, as has happened before in such a situation, I started out reasonably well but was definitely running low on energy from 45 minutes onwards (no doubt dehydration comes into play, although not as much as it would have done had the temperature been higher than 3).

The rest of the day was spent making my way back, very scenically, to Launceston via Queenstown, Lake St. Clair and Great Lake, with a few short walks en route. Plenty of snow-covered peaks to admire (the snowline is around 1100m at the moment), although also some jarring notes from the remnants of various fires of 2015-16 summer, with little recovery yet in evidence.

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