Tuesday, February 26, 2013

15km Aerobic Base

Distance:15.02 km
Avg Pace:5:04 min/km
Elevation Gain:190 m
Explored the Patterson Range fire trail which drops in from Bilpin, roughly 20mins drive from home. Rolls out, slightly more down hill out than back, for about 7km before either dropping down into the Burralow camp ground (creek flooded, bridge under repair) or turning down Donna Trail which is smaller and slightly rougher and was covered in leaves and debri from the storms. Had to be a bit more wary of what was underfoot. Only ran down 500m though.

Looking at the maps Donna trail looks fairly flat as well, so probably easy to put in a 20k run - there may be a view out and across the Grose Valley at the end of the trail too. There's also Browns Ridge Trail which was sign posted and looked runnable, maybe some views down that way.

Pattersons Range Fire Trail
It was foggy across the mountains today, but on a nice day might be some views across the bush. Certainly not as nice bushland as Sunday's run, but another option reasonably close by.