Monday, September 19, 2011

Off to Wales

Am about to leave to the airport for the Commonwealth Champs in Wales. It's probably safe to say that this will be the last overseas trip for running in a while, so I've prepared to make every post a winner. The form is not too bad, and with a bit of a taper this week, I should be going into the race on Sunday pretty close to my best.

I've also been running more of the trails around the local area. Yesterday with SleepTrain, we ran to the Grose River via the Faulconbridge Point track. Was a beautiful and very challenging run, but not quite as challenging as going for a swim in the numbing river down at the bottom!

I've found a couple of regular trails from my place, literally out my back door and away I go. My favourite is what I have called the Serpentine Loop (because the trail snakes around to the Turpentine Track), 100% trail, but so much variety in a little 12km run. It has it all; single track, firetrail, fast sections, technical sections, fast descents, grinding uphills you name it. It's so nice I'm going to share it here.

See you all in a week!