Hope you've all survived the Christmas period & eaten your body weight in your favorite foods! I know I've been in a bit of a food coma with plenty of savory & sweet treats on the menu. I sent the last of the lollies & chocolates home with my sister for her other half & the kids to eat Thursday; & Mum & Dad anything else on Saturday. I'm hoping the extra kg I gained will have disappeared shortly.
Speaking of my sister, she's kindly drawn in the hills in ORANGE on the above map. This is the 10km route I'll be running on Sunday (green is downhill, purple is the actual route, red arrows tell me what direction I'm supposed to run). Weather forecast is for 23 deg C thank GOD! Earlier in the week Dad said the long range forecast was for 40 deg C!
So. What I want you to do (PLEASE!) is pick a hill. Then I'm going to imagine you in my head, all the way up that hill cheering me on (or more likely swearing at me to move my bloody arse)!
The first one is not marked in because I knew it was there & I get to run back down it on the way back & was thinking of channeling the Anzac Spirit for that one!
1. Pertobe Road (Anzac's - AKA harden up princess hill)
2. Lava St Hill
3. Bostock Street Hill - Cinders
4. Otway Road Hill
5. Hickford Pde Hill (smaller)
6. Hickford Pde Hill (bigger mother you know what)
7. Belmore Rd Hill
8. Nicholson Street Hill - C
First in n all.
Feel free to add in your choice encouraging words & or tune.
I'm not sure I'll be aiming for a particular time as I won't have run so many hills before. I'm just aiming to finish without injury & not come last. My watch went flat & I'm not sure I'll be able to get the battery replaced by the weekend as it's waterproof. I'll have to estimate by tunes. Under 60 minutes would be awesome but extremely unlikely. I ran a slow 10km Christmas morning (was only meant to do 8km, but it was nice out & I had the streets to myself) in 63 mins. I ran the same 10km in 1.13.? in March so anything between 60 & 70 minutes will do me.
Wish me luck. Those hills look scary. Mainly the looooong Hickford Pde big un. Breath!!!!!!
Oh. And............ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a good night or a good sleep where ever you may be. Be safe OK!!!