So, I started my current training program - Hanson's Half Marathon Method, which is similar to that of the full - about one third of the way through.
There's one feature that could prove tough: The speed sessions on wednesdays give way to "strength runs" which amount to running 10k race/ PB pace for nearly 10k, split up into intervals.
Probably quite a step up from previous half training. Hopefully it'll equip me with what I need to PB at my beloved Harvest Half on October 4, and get the AG medal I've long wished for.
This was before I left the most comprehensive soaking for myself. I got caught out by how the raft bounced off the river bank and flew off backwards. I finally met with the reason given to me for learning to swim from the age of 3: "one day you might fall off a boat."
So I was never in any danger, but it's hard to get back on when said boat has round, squashy sides.
A week later, I put on the gopro and took A-Chang to the newly open "sky luge" track at Olympic Park. Great fun, A-Chang certainly enjoyed it.
Back in training land, my Saturday routine of bus to gym, work out and run home is much less of a chore in summer, needing no backpack or change of clothes.
Fish Creek is still in full summer gorgeousness, a demonstration that despite the will to run in all weathers, it's a far more undilluted pleasure when it's not that season which cannot be named.
Keep on running 😊