Run 59:00  11.3 km (5:13 / km)
Feared the worst on this one when the back tightened on the initial climb out of my place, but it sorted itself out within a few minutes and gave no further trouble. After that it was a reasonable run, certainly not at the level I'd like to be, but at least feeling like one step (or perhaps a little bit of shuffling) forward. Fairly warm, something we'll have plenty of opportunities to get used from midweek onwards (looks like mid-30s for both days of the Bendigo weekend).
The RiotACT website has long kept me entertained with, among other things, tales of the misadventures of Canberra's petty criminals (like the person who did a burnout out the front of the Belconnen Police Station during the week), but there was a particularly good one today - someone was arrested outside a Civic nightclub in the early hours of the morning for allegedly assaulting a security guard and then assaulting the police who arrived on the scene for good measure, which doesn't sound too remarkable for a Friday night in the big city, except that the alleged perpetator is 90.