|Gosford waterfront is on the Round the Bay course. |
If I'm honest with myself, it was a bit stupid to try and run the 36.5km Round the Bay course the day after running 14km quite hard with Terrigal Trotters. I'm not fully fit, and it takes time to recover from hard runs. It would have been better to try tomorrow and have an easy recovery day today, but I sort of trapped myself by booking my car in for a service on Wednesday. That matters because the service centre is about 20km from home, and I planned to run home for training (and catch the bus back later to pick the car up). If I did my really long run tomorrow, then there would be just one recovery day before the 20km run, which is also not really enough for me these days.
|The course crosses the Rip Bridge|
(© Rob N_!)
|The course passes along the Tascott waterfront. |
(© John Ford)
On the positive side, I'm pretty sure I will start to feel the benefit of today's run by the end of the week. Three and a half hours of repetitive pounding on hard flat surfaces was hard on the legs, but I know from experience my legs will grow stronger as a consequence.