Wednesday – Beach Run then Freycinet National Park
|Nine Mile Beach near Swansea, Tasmania|
1km north of town, traversing across road before hitting the beach entry. Took off my Mizunos, hid them under a tree and set off towards the sunrise. 3km in darkness before an amazing orange hew lit the water. This is when my feet started feeling the ‘sandpaper’ effect. Strangely this disappeared not long after.
I trucked along at 5 min/km on semi-hard sand until my watch said 9.5km. Not a soul in sight until the turnaround. Sand running gives great ground feel and I certainly enjoyed the workout. Started to feel strange bags under my toes in the last 2km stretch.
Putting the shoes back on brought a big shock. Huge blood blisters. Let’s just say the 1km on road was pretty humbling. In typically runner OCD style, I hit 19.8km at the hotel and ran in circles to bring the run to 20km.
|Freycinet Marine Farm|
Stopped by Marine Farm Bay for some tomato chilli mussels. Huge dish and they tasted amazing!
|Tomato chilli mussels – $20|