It may seem that I have done nothing but run recently and it is beginning to feel like that a bit. Every morning I get up and put on my running gear, instead of my usual glamourous attire (ho ho). But have a race to train for in a few weeks and this is the last chance saloon to get in shape for it. (Race makes it sound like I will be hoping to win, which is not the case. I am hoping to complete the course , not coming last, not injuring myself and being able to run the whole way. This morning was no different, I went to bed last night looking forward to getting up and running for >2hrs, I didn't feel quite the same enthusiasm in the cold light of early morning, but I dutifully got up, got into smelly running gear, put on my little bag with water bladder and a high energy snack and off I went, without dog or friend.
I did ponder, after an hour of uphill running, shuffling and some walking, that maybe all this uphill stuff was a bit over the top, the training plan said "2hrs 15mins undulating", it depends on your ideas about undulating, but there seemed to be a lot of up and no down.
nice views though
All photos taken on my, previously mentioned, cell-phone which is really bad quality.
Running down however was a piece of cake and I felt like one of the vampires in "Twilight" sprinting through the forest. What I looked like is another matter. It was much prettier on the way down too, lots of native bush, pretty trees, rocky uneven terrain, and some flat bits.
I am now a bit tired.