Run 1:11:00  14.0 km (5:04 / km)
Again a rather touchy Achilles but otherwise this was a much improved run on recent days, particularly on hills which actually felt reasonably comfortable. Probably didn't hurt having had a proper night's sleep for once. Thought I'd timed it to be clear of the rain but had some heavy showers a couple of times in the middle. The ground is very wet at the moment, more because of the frequency of the rain (and lack of warm days) than its quantity, and there might have been a substantial flood in the Yarra had the overnight rain been at the upper end of expectations, but as it turned out the heavy stuff was in the Maribyrnong catchment instead.
Hawdon Street was largely closed (and presumably powerless) today for electricity line works, which probably won't have pleased the owners of the house on it which was up for auction today. Still, they would have felt no more miserable than those of us who support Essendon were around 4.30 this afternoon.