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Training Log: blairtrewin

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 2:38:00 34.49(4:35) 55.5(2:51)
  Pool running2 1:30:00 0.87(1:43:27) 1.4(1:04:17)
  Run2 1:23:00 9.32(8:54) 15.0(5:32)
  Total6 5:31:00 44.68(7:25) 71.9(4:36)
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Wednesday Jan 24 #

7 AM

Run 23:00 [3] 4.0 km (5:45 / km)

A test to see if things worked again. There was still some discomfort in the hip throughout, but it didn't get any worse through the run (and hasn't tightened up afterwards), which gives me some level of encouragement for the next few days.

Headed up to Canberra this morning (initially for a talk I'm giving tomorrow).

Tuesday Jan 23 #

Note
(injured) (rest day)

Tested things out this morning but not yet ready to run on. Progress gradual but frustratingly slow. Hoping to at least being up to running over the long weekend.

Saw one of the more aggressive bits of road rage I've encountered for a while when on the way home - a truck aggressively tailgating and horn-blasting a taxi (which wasn't doing anything wrong other than being a bit below the speed limit), which then overtook said taxi when it was stopped at an intersection and drove through the red light. The driver definitely looked like someone you wouldn't want to get into a fight with (bearing a close resemblance to the sort of people you see at United Patriots Front marches).

Monday Jan 22 #

8 AM

Pool running 45:00 [3] 0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)

Back to Fitzroy, which I always think of as a nicer place for this than some of the other options. Not so busy in the pool but much more so in the wider world this morning (with the usual quota of people who've forgotten how to drive while they were on holidays).

Enough of a twinge running to catch the lights across the road to make me postpone the idea of a proper test run for another day.

Sunday Jan 21 #

9 AM

Cycling 1:48:00 [3] 37.5 km (2:53 / km)

Thought I'd have a 5am start this morning for the tail end of the IOF meetings but got a message that they'd finished early, so slept a bit longer and ended up heading out a bit after 8 - northeast through Ivanhoe and Bundoora to pick up the Ring Road path, then back through the industrial bit west of Reservoir. Fairly hard work early - the first third is quite hilly, and a stiff easterly (unusual here) was an added element. Felt quite tired in the legs later on, probably under-employed muscles, although better right at the end.

Hip continues to improve and I think I'll try at least a fitness-test run on it in the morning.

I must be settling into the area: they now recognise me at the cafe I most often frequent (no doubt assisted by my frequent recent TV appearances). Also spotted in Station Street was someone wearing a shirt from one of the Porto Alegre football teams, which is a nice counterpoint to my 2014 sighting of a Melbourne Victory shirt in Porto Alegre. I thought I might have found the other end of a World Cup shirt swap (one of the Australian games was there), but it turned out its owner's mother was from there.

Saturday Jan 20 #

10 AM

Cycling 50:00 [3] 18.0 km (2:47 / km)

Hip continuing to make progress (by the afternoon the soreness was only at nuisance level whilst walking), but still not ready to run on, so took to the bike for a shortish spin on Yarra Boulevard (ahead of something longer tomorrow assuming I'm not yet up to running). Took some time to get into it but felt pretty reasonable in the second half. Predictably got overtaken by plenty of people (most of them on considerably more sophisticated bikes).

Obviously the Garmin didn't think I was trying very hard because it said my recovery time would be 0 hours. (This may reflect the flat finish and a couple of traffic stops in the last 500m).

Gave the Grange Road level crossing a miss, though a wander round there afterwards suggests that there isn't that much work happening there today. (The line is currently closed for five days for works but I suspect that this time round most of the action is up around Rosanna).

Friday Jan 19 #

7 AM

Pool running 45:00 [3] 0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)
(injured)

Still a bit of pain in the hip this morning, although not as impeded as yesterday afternoon, so took to the water. More of a crowd at Fitzroy than I normally expect at this hour (although nowhere near as much as it would have been later on a 40-degree day). Sun glare an annoyance, but workout was OK (and hip didn't hurt in the water).

With a change expected mid-afternoon I thought I'd be able to hibernate until it stopped being hot, but that was until I got a request to do an interview at the ABC studios at Southbank (the global temperature numbers for 2017 came out overnight). With the only practical ways to get there involving either riding or a decent walk from Flinders Street, I was a bit worried I'd look as if I was melting once I was on camera (I rode, slowly), but it seemed to work out OK.

Thursday Jan 18 #

7 AM

Run 1:00:00 [3] 11.0 km (5:27 / km)

Seemed to be good news for a lot of it. Stiff and sluggish at the start (done from Fishermans Bend before dropping the car off for a service), but was moving reasonably well by the end of the first kilometre and continued to be steady throughout. Out early enough in the morning that the wind was still cool, which was a blessing (certainly wouldn't have wanted to have been taking on the hills of Greensborough tonight).

The bad news, though, was that my right hip twinged reasonably sharply around 5k. It seemed to settle down within a couple of minutes and I didn't think much more of it on the run, but it tightened up post-run - not something I needed. It was uncomfortable to walk on for the remainder of the day (perhaps less so in the evening) and feels significant enough to be of concern. Will have to see how it feels in the morning.

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