Set out with the hope of getting out to around 1.45 (which would make it the longest I've done since early 2018) and succeeded in that objective. Headed down into Kew, in a loop based along Sackville Street at the far end, which was also the far end of quite a few long runs in my Heidelberg days. (There was lots of vegetation on the ground today, but this time it was because workers were pruning trees along the power lines and not because all the leaves had fallen down because it was so hot and dry
(ahead of more dramatic things to come the next day)). A reasonable number of ups and downs but not super-hilly for a Kew run.
The first 20 minutes were reasonably hard work (perhaps not being totally awake after a late night watching the end of the cricket) but settled quite well after that, with a good spell in the middle. A steep downhill at around 11k triggered my back and it was difficult going for the next few kilometres, but the traffic lights stop at Heidelberg Road seemed to settle it down and encouraged me to do the extra 15 minutes rather than come straight in - the last 2km were pretty good (perhaps because I knew by then that I was actually going to finish this).
Good to get something like this under my belt, although I definitely knew that I'd been for a run afterwards - in particular my calves (which had shown no sign of trouble on the run itself) were very tight, although they seem to have improved a bit later in the day.
And I may have been heard to joke in the past about going for a run some years back in Mosman Park (a very upmarket part of Perth) on hard rubbish day and half-expecting to see a yacht on the hard rubbish, but I did actually see a kayak today on the hard rubbish in one of the posher bits of Kew.