I also made a commitment to climb Mt Gravatt with the rest of the Truth or Dare Mountain support crew.
My legs were a bit tired from yesterday's lap, but I got through it all fairly uneventfully... and even keen to go back for more.
Firstly, Mt Coot-tha. Today was much like yesterday's lap in many ways.
I nearly pulled the pin, once again feeling a bit nuts for running in a superhero outfit by myself. In the nick of time KKB appeared unexpectedly and encouraged me to stick to the plan.
There were still a few hard core trainers that wouldn't make eye contact with me and a colleague out with his training group that seemed a bit embarrassed when I encountered him not long into the ascent up the front.
Most notably, though, there was this one recumbent cyclist that I saw at least three times during the run. Not once did he acknowledge me! I took this a little personally... if you ask me the jury's out as to whether a recumbent bike or a cheap superhero costume makes you look more nuts...
|At the summit for the second time.|
|How good is this as a place to run?|
By the time I finished Coot-tha I was running terribly late for the meeting time for Mt Gravatt. A well timed text from KKB kept me on task and I ascended Mt Gravatt by the summit trail.
|The view from the summit of Mt Gravatt. Haven't been there for ages. Should go back more.|
|Three peaks done. Happy AP / Wonder Woman.|
As it turned out, I never saw anyone else from the Truth or Dare crowd. That kind of thing happens when you don't make firm plans apart from a loose schedule posted a few weeks ago on Facebook!
From a training perspective, the Three Peaks challenge was definitely a success. I covered more than the distance of a half marathon over the two days, which is more than I would have on just one long run. All of it was hilly, which should transfer to added strength.
I also ran a route I've never done before, but I'll go back to for sure.