Well, Footsloggers team training is now officially underway. For the first time since the adventure began, all four of us donned runners and daypacks on Sunday for a stroll along the picturesque beach path from Brighton to Beaumaris. Dodging numerous cyclists and the occasional jogger, we soaked up the gorgeous spring sunshine and started to put ourselves through our paces. The only notable absentee was Orinoco, our womble team mascot, who slept in.
For my part, I was wearing my new trailrunners and camelbak hydration pack, and both proved comfortable with no sore spots. The fact that I am prone to blisters and was walking in new-ish shoes, might go some way to prove the worth of the expensive thorlo socks!
Our specific destination was the Ricketts Point cafe, where we met our support crew teamleader for lunch. It was a lovely reward after the morning’s exertions, and great that we can start to get our support crew involved. Yes, OK, it was also a convenient way of getting back to our starting point!
In total, we walked about 15km in 3h 12 mins, which is a speed of 4.7kph. Next team training will hopefully be a weekend down at Philip Island in early November. The plan is to spend a day at Wilson’s Prom doing “hills” and a day/night walking around the island. In the meantime, I’m thinking it might be good to go check out the 1000 steps . . .