I think it was a first for me to get up at 5.30am on an Australia Day to drive for an hour to get to the start of a 6-hour race at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the Knapsack Lap Race of 5 km.
It was quite a nice morning weather-wise to start with, but the longer it went the warmer and more humid it got. I decided to run without a watch or iPod and enjoyed the sound of the forest (and the distant highway) on my circles of 5 km.
For once I was quite glad to have a car, as it took me about 10 minutes on full aircon to cool down to be in a state to drive back to Sydney.
For next week, we’ve planned a night training run to check out the trickier parts of the Coastrek.
Happy feet and happy Australia Day!