Saturday PM – Copacabana
Jog from Hardy’s Bay to Copacabana Beach. Google Maps says there are some nice trails bypassing the main road. Much promise.
The reality check was running alongside cars coasting at 80km/hr on a windy, hilly traverse through a forest. Eventually, I stumbled onto Copacabana Beach, south side. Made my way up the sand to meet Lorie (by car) and a dozen other friends for a BBQ. A just reward for my troubles.
11km all up, very hilly.
Sunday Long Run – Blackwall
Unusually tired despite the low intensity week with a few swim-for-run substitutes. Set out early, little idea where I was going. Saw a distant bridge across the Bay and just went for it. Some trails, property trespassing and then swamp lands left me in a highly disorientated state, shown below.
Crawled under a fence, and out pops a bloke (Jo) in a 6FT singlet. Local artist from Woy Woy, used to live in Sydney and did 3:13 at Melbourne. Crossed the bridge with my new companion, then followed him for another 20 min in some unknown area.
Approached Blackwall Mountain, maybe a 150-200m ascent on gravel and I tackled this solo. Great views at the top. Descended, added 4km along a bike path before heading back.