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Training Log: Zed

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  run6 3:59:13 22.98(10:25) 36.98(6:28)
  walk/run1 1:49:00 4.29(25:25) 6.9(15:48)
  Trampoline 1 30:00
  yoga1 15:00
  Total6 6:33:13 27.27 43.88

Saturday Apr 29 #

run 32:00 [3] 5.7 km (5:37 / km)

Back in Belair with a very happy Callum. Up the valley, back via Nookoo spur.

Trampoline 30:00 [3]

At Bounce with V while the boys jumped. Crowded today and had to take turns.

Friday Apr 28 #

run (Last run in NZ ) 29:00 [3] 4.62 km (6:17 / km)

Short run around Hot water springs little township including some stairs . Sad to leave this lovely place.

Leith sad to leave the large inflatable mat. Then we drove back to Auckland , said goodbye to the Happy Campervan and flew home.

Thursday Apr 27 #

run 43:00 [3] 5.52 km (7:47 / km)

Slow jog along the coastal trail from Wahai Beach to the next bay and back. Strep and slippery in parts.

Many tall trees close to the beach in the next bay - a type I hadn't seen before.

Next stop was Hot water beach. The hot water spot was easy to find from the clouds of steam and the tightly grouped small crowd. The water was so hot some pools were vacated as they were too hot to even put your foot in. We scored a good spot when a family vacated theirs to have lunch, which we defended against the incoming tide for a while before admitting defeat.

Then on to the spectacular Cathedral Cove as the sun was setting.
Stayed at a very nice new villa/ cabin at Hot water springs holiday park - a really lovely location and campsite.

Wednesday Apr 26 #

run 51:33 [3] 8.72 km (5:55 / km)

Last Raglan run. Out along the road south to the nature reserve. Followed the ridge until I came to the path that led down the dune to the sea. If I'd had more time I could've run back this way but I didn't so returned the way I came . Packed up, had another chat about hiking with the friendly hotel manager, then headed off to Bridal Veil falls. Spectacular and worth visiting.

Next stop was The Shire's Rest cafe for lunch then the tour of Hobbiton movie set. This was great although Leith was a bit disappointed he had to share the experience with so many others.

Now at Wahai Beach ready for a one day viewing of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Tuesday Apr 25 #

run 33:40 [3] 5.42 km (6:13 / km)

Jog around Raglan. Legs a bit stiff.

yoga 15:00 [3]

Oiling my joints.

walk/run (Summit hike) 1:49:00 [3] 6.9 km (15:48 / km)

Decided to stay another day at Raglan motel as poor Leith still quite sick and I didn't have the heart to move him again. He stayed lying down for the entire day apart from a short walk around town in the evening.

After John returned from surfing at the famous Manu break ( sharing it with about 40 others) I went off to walk up Mt Karioi, the local mountain which dominates the skyline.
I eventually found the start at the eastern ( easier route) where I had a steady climb through farmland before reaching the forest. Sunlight through green forest leaves must be my favourite light so I enjoyed this afternoon walk immensely . Climb up took an hour. Views from the top ( helicopter landing pad) were amazing. Rolling green hills, distant hazy mountains and blue sea. I could even here the surf as the lines of waves rolled gently in. Took photos for 2 y kiwi girls at the top ( who celebrated their climb from the west by doing handstands- I was quite envious that I couldn't do same) .

Then a steady walk trot back down through the leafy forest, listening to the birds. Saw 10 people in total - unlike the rest of Raglan which was quite busy.

I miss Callum a lot ( and B and T!) otherwise I would love to stay and explore the many other parks and hikes of the North island.

Monday Apr 24 #

run (Touring pace jog) 50:00 [3] 7.0 km (7:09 / km)

Silica falls loop, also from Whakapapa village. Some many great trails around here. Had the trail to myself.

Then most of the day was taken up driving back to Raglan. Leith still quite sick, poor chap.

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