Saturday, 12 November 2011

Long Saturday Hill Run 25km [15 miles]

I like to do a long run on Saturday mornings of about 2 hours.

It was a gloomy overcast day today. Certainly nothing new about that on the Kapiti Coast lately although yesterday was lovely. 

I like to include hills on my long runs as it is a great strengthening endurance workout. I headed for the Maungatukutuku Hills as is customary and after a 2km climb to the top enjoyed some gentle ups and downs along the ridge line before descending back down across SH1 and home. On the homeward journey there is some lush country farmland that the farmer has allowed me to use. I'm glad that I don't have to run home along the highway. I have included some farmland shots of the return trip. Due to the cloudy weather I decided I would wait for a better day to show off the beautiful tracks I run on and the magnificent views.

As you can see from the greeness of the grass we get more than our fair share of rain.


Ellie said...

Your countryside looks lovely, we have a lot of green also (lot of rain).
You asked what camera I use - well my main camera that I just carry with me is a Canon Powershot A710 - a wee compact camera. I also have a Canon 10D which is a bigger DLSR which I don't use as much and I am still learning all about. I just see pictures I like and shoot them.

Lea said...

It looks really nice where you run. You should do one of those posts where you take us on one of your long runs :-)

Buttons said...

Oh Paul I can see why you run. The freedom to enjoy such beauty is magnificent. If I was there surrounded by all that beauty I am sure I would never be inside. I could run beside you but I am more of a hiking snow shoe kind of girl. Do you get snow? B

Kevin and Ruth said...

Your pictues look beautiful. I can't wait to see more. We hope to make it over there some day in the future.

Kevin and Ruth

Victor e suas opiniƵes said...

Your performance is amazing Mr. Paul, I am just 15 years old and I can not do what you do.