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Bike ride up near Mansfield was good (but slow with the gravel + load + not bike fit + heat). I got out on a 10km jog at Bonnie Doon and then at Mt Samaria State Park (lovely!!) where we camped after the ride.
Dec 30: Heading up to Hotham I settled into the lodge and did a 10km that night to Mt Loch car park and up near Mt Loch return. My left foot was really tender on the rocks and I was feeling a bit worried about not having more appropriate shoes for the rough terrain. I hoped it would hold out!
Dec 31: Next day I ran 12kms with newly found friends Lauren and Andy (who live less than 1km from my house) to Dinner Plain village. Foot still sore, so we walked back. I then walked some more in the afternoon, totaling over 30kms for the day.
Jan 1: Next day I walked circuit from Mt Loch down Machinery Spur, across the high plains, Cobungra Gap, and back to the lodge. Roughly 40kms – foot was fine in my boots.
Jan 2; Wild weather that night and the rest of the party were leaving the next day so I schemed and planned some epic adventures for the coming days. However, a slow start, a longer than expected drive, wrong directions from the overweight rubbish man = a frustrating morning. I set out from Bogong Village to do the 60km loop of Alpine Challenge. I eventually got on right track and got over my frustrations but turned back at creek crossing. Drove up to Falls and walked into Heathy Spur to enjoy high plain amazing-ness. Can’t get enough of it! 30kms ish for the day.
2nd jan: Decided to drive home this night as the fully cluttered car was bursting with bikes panniers and gear and I don’t enjoy camping out by myself. Long drive home was a blur – was glad to get I to bed at 2am exhausted!
High country, I will be back soon!!!
Jan 5: ran 10kms in Yarra Glen – lovely! Felt good once in the rhythm!
Jan 6: ran 15km in Dandenongs – tried to follow Rollercoaster run loop but had trouble finding one of tracks and then ran out of time – will be back soon.
Trying to decide whether or not to lock into Wangaratta marathon Feb 23- not running the k’s yet but keen to just give it a go!
Keep on plodding.