Cooks River Lasoo

Cooks River Lasoo

3 hours is a good max-time-on-the-feet during a marathon build-up.  6am to 9am was the goal but the pre-run bathroom trip alone sowed some seeds of self-doubt.

Start point Rozelle shops in pitch black meeting Tym. Rather than CP (per the plan), he pitched a  lasoo shaped circuit featuring a 12km segment along Cooks River. Fine by me.

5:30s net downhill through Marrickville then Sydnenam to start the river segment. Did not feel great and at 10km, I was already thinking of an exit plan. Mind was too fuzzy for a suitable excuse so I simply followed TB in his much fresher state.

Excellent water views to start, then as you head west the experience deteriorates. Past Hurlstone Park, I may as well have been in Mumbai. Finally, the river ends at Strathfield (~20km) where it was back east on suburban streets.

Chat started to settle and it was strange because bang on 30km, the body clicked. I may as well have just started my run. Poor TB looked a little wobbly back at the Bay Run and so I verbally coached him to 34km before cutting back through Cullen Park in a state of grace. Pace was 4:30s.

37.9km at 4:45s. Ran in circles to get the timer to 3:00.

Headed over to Revolver Cafe with the girls and did not hold back. Double poached eggs, multiple inches of chorizo and sweet potato fritters.

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Not done yet. Best baked eggs in Sydney.

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