My intention this morning was to do the Striders Tourist Trot STaR as it starts near my house. So I ran a long way over to the start in Centennial Park adding a k and a half before the start. I then ran the course which goes for a loop around the park and then heads down to Edgecliff, Rushcutters Bay and up to the Cross. You then go through the city to Kent St and head towards the Bridge, over the bridge and around Blues Pt and Luna Park before arriving back at the bridge. Back over and then through Circular Quay and the Opera House.
When I got to the Botanic Gardens the gates had been locked so had to find another around to get to Woolloomooloo. Eventually got there via the Domain and then ran down to Garden Island and back up through the Cross and finally back to the start. I then did a loop of the park to do some extra kilometres for the morning.
All up I ran 36.2ks in 3:04:01. Average pace of 5:05 per klm.
Straight after that I headed up to my surf club for the races.
The swim was pretty short today as it was low tide. But the surf was really choppy and the waves were not breaking that well. The legs didn't want to kick too much after the morning long run. The run was a struggle as my legs were very dead and not responding to my badgering to run faster.
A few beers and a BBQ fixed everything.
Happy New Year!