I rarely see other runners when I run, mainly due to the times that I run. I tend to run very early in the morning or early evening when the rest of the Melbourne is getting home from work. One of the benefits of working from home.
I left home at 6:00pm for a distance/time that was unplanned (today is supposed to be my rest day) and headed north uphill again for 3.8k into a gentle breeze. Once I had crossed over to the East side of Glenroy and near the Northern Golf Club (Sewell Reserve on the map) – there were runners everywhere; mainly men but I did see a couple of ladies together.
Is this due to the spring? or are they always there? I know the gym membership ramps up when the mornings become lighter and the weather improves, does the same apply to runners?
Less than 4 weeks to MM and even after the Sydney set back, I feel I’m where I need to be – 8-10k runs are norm nowadays and longer runs are becoming enjoyable. I also need to be mindful of a busy work/travel schedule over the next 3 weeks and the greater humidity and heat of Sydney, Brisbane, Caloundra and Bundaberg is going to be a challenge. Hopefully I can limit these trips to 1 to 2 days and use one of them as a rest day.