Run 1:00:00  11.0 km (5:27 / km)
I was the token bloke in a group run from Kathryn and Robbie's place, which is next to the forest plantation in the country about 20km south of Moe. (The other males present at the gathering, most of whom had had a somewhat later and more indulgent night than I had, saved themselves for a mountain bike ride later in the morning).
This was planned to be a reasonably easy run. It turned out to be one of two halves, the first half a slow plod at a very-gentle-even-by-Monday-night standards pace, the second half, once we were down to Kathryn, Jas and myself, much more solid. The last 20 minutes were mostly uphill and went very well with plenty of strength, reminding me of other excellent runs I've had in this type of country in west Gippsland (albeit on the north side of the valley rather than the south). The country is as dry as I can remember seeing this part of the world (although I'm more normally around here in late March or early April).
It was an enjoyable weekend, a bit easier than a normal weekend at this time of year, but with a tough week ahead - it was going to be a tough week anyway and the prospect of one of the hottest weeks in Melbourne's recorded history isn't going to make it any easier - that's not such a bad thing.