Exploring Wellington’s south coast, again

in running •  last month

Saturday rolled around again, as it tends to do at the end of the week, and this time it was a nice sunny day. Just perfect for a long run. So on a long run I went.

I have this idea about running all the way around the south coast to Makara Beach Café – a distance of about 28kms. (and back again) it’s a mostly flat run, but the running surface is all loose sand and rock. So it is not as easy as just going for a jog around the block.

At the end of this run my feet were very sore and my ankles had had enough. So I’m going to have to build up slowly to the full distance it seems.

I’m fine with that. I have no races planned for the rest of the year, so now is good time to be building up the strength and endurance to get this done.

I hope you enjoy the video.


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Wellington looks stunning! I'd love to visit that part of the world. I still can't get my head around the depths of winter being in August...the height of summer for us.

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As they say - You can't beat Wellington on a good day ;-)

No need to be a masochist to run well... but a bit of pain could make you stronger. ;)
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I agree with you... running over sand is exhausting.
Glad to see you are recovering

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Thanks. My feet are a bit sore from it as well hehehe.

My next long run will be on pavement, just to make it a bit easier on the legs.


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I found pavement to make me sore than any other surface. Do you go for trail races or road races?

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I do trail races. But I find running on pavement to be much easier. the trails here are mostly very rocky and technical, so running on pavement is just easier.

And given the uneven state of our pavements, and the amount of hills, it never gets repetitive. ;-)