In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Run||3|| 1:47:30|| 11.14||(9:39)|| 17.93||(6:00)||10 /||10c||100%|
| ||Pool running||1|| 45:00|| 0.43||(1:43:27)|| 0.7||(1:04:17)|
| ||Cycling||1|| 40:00|| 9.32||(4:17)|| 15.0||(2:40)|
| ||Swimming||1|| 37:00|| 0.62||(59:33)|| 1.0||(37:00)|
| ||Total||6|| 3:49:30|| 21.52||(10:40)|| 34.63||(6:38)||10 /||10c||100%|
Cycling 40:00  15.0 km (2:40 / km)
Didn't end up getting into the hotel until 1am (4am Melbourne time) so was keen to get as much sleep as I could in the morning (not that I slept that well anyway, perhaps because Chinese beds are often pretty hard and this was no exception). I was never planning to run today but that removed temptation to get out in the morning. Instead I ended up on a stationary bike in the hotel gym in the late afternoon - not a particularly strenuous session because I couldn't work out how to change the resistance on the bike, but did turn the legs over.
Today was mostly about logistics - things like places and concepts for event centres and ceremony locations (the latter will be spectacular if their plans come to fruition). I'll be getting out onto maps tomorrow.
I've been slightly annoyed over the last couple of weeks by the difficulty of finding things on the new IOF website. I was more annoyed about it today - they put most of the documents linked from the website in the cloud (OneDrive to be precise) and not on the website itself, which is all very well except that you can't access OneDrive from China. Words will be had.
And apparently our hotel is also playing host tonight to a Chinese movie star, which may explain the presence of a few people whom I presumed to be either fans or paparazzi, and a few more whose job seemed to be to try to keep those people away.
Run 38:00  6.2 km (6:08 / km)
On the road again, for another event advising trip to China. Having not managed to run yesterday, I thought I'd try doing one on the way out to the airport and it went surprisingly well - slow (probably at least in part because of darkness) but no real signs of injury problems. It was early enough that for some it was still part of Saturday night, which meant there was one of a group of revellers to high-five on the way through. For the first time in a long time, felt like I would have liked to have kept going for longer, but there was a plane to catch.
My hamstring didn't enjoy the flight too much, although walking through the corridors of Hong Kong airport made it a bit less painful, eventually. Took a somewhat unusual route - due north to Charleville, then northwest over Cloncurry and Groote Eylandt - which probably had something to do with avoiding a certain weather system to the west. (Speaking of weather, it was the clearest I can remember the transit of the Indonesian and Philippine islands being).
Swimming 37:00  1.0 km (37:00 / km)
Had hoped for better this morning but was out of sorts (hamstring more than elsewhere, but it's the same underlying problem) and had to settle for the pool. Not quite as slow a session as it felt; a bit of rain kept the outdoor pool at Northcote less crowded than it can be on a Saturday morning (meanwhile inside the median age was about 6).
Pool running 45:00  0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)
Not a terribly demanding session, which is just as well as I wasn't terribly awake after a meeting which ran from 3-4.30am (after which I predictably struggled to get back to sleep). Running about 30 minutes later than usual so a slightly different crowd (aqua aerobics has got going in earnest here in the last few weeks).
Definitely not at my most productive at work until coffee had kicked in.
Run 29:30  *** 4.73 km (6:14 / km)
Cleared a couple of recent hurdles - ran two days in a row and got through an evening event (only course C, but you have to start somewhere). Felt pretty bad in the second kilometre but better after that - seems to be a recurring pattern. Helped that Westgarth doesn't have as many hills as Templestowe. Think I got the route pretty close to right (a bit of local knowledge helps).
In other news of the day, a recall has been launched for a certain brand of eggs after some were believed to be contaminated with salmonella. Those with the eggs in question are asked to
crack them over the head of the nearest racist return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Run 40:00  7.0 km (5:43 / km)
Last night's session must have done me some good because this was the least worst run I've done for a while (in the suburbs at least) - a bit of back stiffness around 5-10 minutes but otherwise the issue was just one of being badly unfit. Headed across the Darebin bike bridge for the first time in a while (and perhaps the last in a while because the route under the Chandler is blocked until the end of June, which probably means the end of December). The newly expanded road bridge is clearly doing its job because the traffic jams which gave me so much joy a few weeks back have disappeared.
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