Run 1:20:00  17.0 km (4:42 / km)
Felt a bit improved today so decided to head out, not really having much idea before the start of whether I was going to be totally hopeless or fairly reasonable (I didn't hope for anything better than fairly reasonable). The first hour was at the fairly reasonable end of things but faded away somewhat after that. 80 minutes was a little short of what I'd hoped for in a best-case scenario but satisfactory in the circumstances.
Only saw one Peter Costello poster on the streets of Toorak, and no Petro Georgiou ones in Kooyoong (was rather less surprised that I didn't see any posters erected on behalf of their ALP opponents). Our politics are, however, a good deal less complicated (and thankfully less violent) than those in some other parts of the world, as summed up by the description in the 'Economist' of those groups purporting to represent the anti-government cause in Darfur:
"The Sudan Liberation Movement/Army is led by Abdul Wahid al-Nur, perhaps the key rebel leader, who says he will not attend the meeting in Libya. Then there is the SLM/A-G19, which probably will come, but may or may not be talking to another SLM/A faction loyal to Ahmed Abdel Shafi, a rival of both the SLM/A-North Command and the SLM/A-Union Front, to say nothing of the Great Sudan Liberation Movement. The fractious SLM/A may in turn co-operate with a faction of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), the other big umbrella group, led by Khalil Ibrahim. But that depends on the attitude of another JEM faction led by Idriss Bahar abu Garda - not to mention the Revolutionary Democratic Front Forces, the United Revolutionary Force Front or, for that matter, a faction of the National Movement for Reform and Development."