Run 1:21:00  13.3 km (6:05 / km)
An early one with Jenny from the AIS (where we're staying for the OA Conference), trying to leave enough time for a visit afterwards to a certain Aranda coffee establishment (that mission was accomplished). Headed around the edge of Aranda down to the bottom of the bushlands, then the lower part of Black Mountain Reserve and Bruce Ridge. The rain had cleared out, but still plenty of water around (not as much mud as I thought, though).
Not the fastest of runs (partly due to the slippery tracks), but pleased to hold up OK - Achilles started to deteriorate in the last 5-10 minutes, but that's 20 minutes further in than last week, and this was hillier than anything I've done in the last fortnight (although still nothing steep) - as well that I can now handle going up and down because I wouldn't have a lot of running options in Auckland next week if I couldn't.
The OA Conference went pretty well although I suspect I'll hit the wall tonight - chairing for two days is fairly draining. I think the Conference is evolving well into being largely a forum for the states to share information, now that it no longer has much of a role in formally making decisions. Lots of good ideas floating round; consolidating it all (and finding a way to pay for it) is the next challenge.