Run 1:47:00  18.2 km (5:53 / km) +500m 5:10 / km
Arrows and various hangers-on long run, from Bridgewater to the Mt Lofty summit and return. Not exceptionally hot (low 20s) but very humid. It was one of those days where I mostly felt reasonably comfortable at the level I was running out - and was pleased with how I was able to lift myself for the big climbs, especially the very steep final climb up to Mt Lofty - but didn't feel like there was another gear there. Bruce and Simon were going a bit faster than I wanted to be (or perhaps could be) going, so I was happy enough to settle in with others for most of it, mostly either Jenny (honeymoon? what honeymoon?) or Lauren. Quads threatened to rebel a bit after the major downhills but ended up OK, and certainly less drained than after recent long runs (probably something to do with the shorter length) - a good thing with 8 1/2 hours on the road ahead of me.
It was nice to have a few days away in Adelaide, the first time I've done this without there being a (significant) orienteering event involved - just good in general to have a few days to relax amongst friends. (I will, however, be hoping not to be making the same journey two months from now - if I am, it will be because I've found it necessary to implement my escape plan for if things get too ugly after the public data set launch, although with some of the intensity having gone out of the issue since the middle of last year that's now a fairly unlikely scenario).
Oddity of the trip home: someone in a spacesuit (or close facsimile thereof) pushing a cart along the side of the road somewhere between Keith and Bordertown. I'm assuming it was being done in the name of raising funds for some cause or other.
I'm back home now for all of one night - in Sydney for a conference during the week, then fly directly out to Geneva on Friday night. Excessive heat is certainly not going to be a problem I'll have to worry about for next weekend's long run: the current forecast for Sunday morning is -14.