Run 2:05:00  22.2 km (5:38 / km)
Finished off the year with my longest run of the year in terms of distance (there was one in July which was slightly longer in time), and it was a pretty reasonable one. Knew from early on that I was up for it (a sub-6 first kilometre is a pretty good sign for me these days) and was steady more or less throughout, only fading a little in the last 10 minutes (don't think I can blame a brief stop to talk with the recently-returned Rosie Dalheim for this). Occasional Achilles twinges (and/or more generalised slight ankle soreness) but nothing as sharp as last week, perhaps because there were no descents as steep as last week. Good morning for it too - cool and not humid. This gives me a bit of confidence that it's not going to be a total disaster in two weeks' time, although I'll probably need to find another 40 minutes or so on top of today.
It's been a year when I've struggled to get much momentum in training and the results have mostly been consistent with that (although 3rd in the Australian Long M45 was one positive to take away); getting to 300 NOL races was a highlight, too, although I would have liked to have done that a bit more convincingly. The Australian Long was the best result, although the two runs I was happiest with were the WMOC sprint qualifier, and a Victorian State Series at Spring Gully in late June. As for runs in general, probably the pick was one down on the Peninsula in mid-August.
Was left feeling a bit inadequate later in the day by a few other social media posts: the tallies of Jess Trengove and Lisa Weightman for 2017 were 7500 and 6800km respectively. (My best is just over 6000; haven't added up all the 2017 numbers yet but they will be somewhat short of half that amount).