Some weekends I run from home, but when I don't it's in the Bakkie and off to the Nek (or where-ever I am starting my run from...
On the way there I warmup Mr Garmin:
|Looking for Satellites
|Sunny day = lots of people
On the cards was an easy run up to Maclears beacon a loop and back, I only really plan on time out on the trail, yes Mr Garmin will tell me the distance, but I like to tell Dawn I'm be running for 2 hours and then heading home (8km down the road).
From the car park it climbs straight up to the Dams, on this day I took the gravel / concrete road up wanting to run!!! not climb the single tracks! I also wanted a little more distance for the time. In the back of my head I have set a time of 1 hour to Maclears Beacon, but I know that would be fast and taking the long way up (the road) maybe a little to fast, but the clock is running so I pushed on...
|At the top of Nursery
|Can you see the group of runners I passed in the middle of the picture?
The closer I got the more I thought about it... the clock then ran out and I was well short, so I then started to wonder just how much quicker the single track up is... I would find out the next week as I took it up and was about 6min faster.
|1hour 6min highest point on Table Mountain 1088m
|Long way to go...
I like the one day on the mountain and one day on the road weekend, and I think it's paying off as I'm starting to feel fitter.