Training In Melbourne
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:40 PM
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:55 PM
It is 7.5 km, some sections steep but quite easy under foot (not rough and slippery).
I went up in 2 hr 30 mins and came down in 1 hr 38 mins.
Compared to Dona Buang, hmmm, Mt DB definately has many more sections to it where you have to plan your steps and watch your footing. At Mt DB I find the slipperiest, difficult, most concentration needed bit is right at the bottom where the little wooden bridge is. Also the area where the track hugs the barbed wire fence, make a mistake and it will hurt.
Mt St Leonards has mainly easy to negotiate tracks although some looser rocky sections and a good bit where you have to get over a few fallen tree trunks. Popping out at the top and seeing the metal tower (fire/aerial tower?) is great, although I think MtDB is harder getting to the top, Mt St Leonards gave me a greater sence of achievement, I guess because unlike MtDB, the steeper bit is in the last section.
I will definately hit it again next week.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:39 PM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:36 PM
hmmm 'comfortably'... hmmmm, the third could be better discribed as Clumsily
2 hour climbs, is that in reference to the real Kokoda track?
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:14 PM
Just confirming it is 3 times in 2 hr 30 mins (@ 2 1/2).
I probably could do 4, still at same pace or little slower but I have to add 45 mins there and 45 mins back to Mt Dandy making it a long day out. Still got to do the household chores too
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:33 PM
Parts are very steep, with little or no rest and yet another climb.
This was my first experience of steep long distance down hill, the pain caused in the knees was surprising. They seem to have recovered pretty well but only tomorrow will tell.
I've done the 1000steps twice every week for a few months now but this walk by far was more challenging.
You start at Martyr Road, the sign says 7 hours it took me 3 hours up, 20 minutes to eat something and check out the view, then 2 hours down.
Trek is not until July so plenty of time to get my body use to the stress of the down hill.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:06 AM
Looks like you have youth on your side so I expect your knees will be able to recover pretty quickly even if you do feel some soreness.
The Mt Donna Buang trek seems to be a good training walk for you and perhaps over Easter, you could trial a walk every day on it, to further simulate what you will have to do.
Good luck in July.
Waza (Treks 83 & 872)
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