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Training Log: jennycas

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering4 2:21:44 5.78 9.3
  running1 44:00
  Total5 3:05:44 5.78 9.3
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Monday Feb 18 #

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Wow, accommodation in downtown San Francisco is expensive! Even if some of the hostels do accept payment in Bitcoin...

Sunday Feb 17 #

8 AM

orienteering race (Lockwood Range) 57:23 [3] 6.0 km (9:34 / km)
(sick) shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280

I'd decided on Friday to drop down to the 6km course, but there was no way I was going to miss the famed/fabled Lockwood Granite. This was such a fun race - head south 2km through lovely open spur-gully (everyone went past me on the first erosion gully crossing and up the big hill, but I caught up with some of them again at the end of the leg) to a tiny patch of granite on the southern spur, where we had a map flip to the 1:2 000 section, then 3 6-800m butterfly loops through a pivot control with people going all over the place, then back to 1:10 000 for the northward journey home. At the end of the butterflies I could see Jenny Bourne's yellow Sprint Into Spring jersey ahead of me, and I chased it down over the next 3 controls, but then she took a better (i.e. track) route than me through the green regrowth and then by the time I'd managed to get across the big erosion Tony and Adrian had come past me and then my legs absolutely died in the last couple of controls and so they finished 2+ min ahead of me.

But hey, at least I got around pretty cleanly, and it was so much fun, thanks to Jim's one-man-band organisation (and Neil's mapping)! If I hadn't been sick all week, I think I'd have managed the 10km ok (had been looking forward to that) but even so, this is what orienteering's all about! Well not quite, it also involves administrative stuff like subsequently spending 4 hours in an OA Board Workshop, but I had procured an amazing burger from a street market just beforehand so this kept me quiet for a bit :)

Saturday Feb 16 #

7 AM

running 44:00 [3]
(sick) shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Flew into Melb last night (plane ended up doing 2 laps of Bendigo in a holding pattern so I got a good look at the school which is tonight's sprint venue, but couldn't see Lockwood Range). 'Twas a nice morning for a run down Darebin Creek bushland trail to the Yarra, and even coming back to Fairfield past the Chandler Highway roadworks wasn't too bad. Legs felt good for first 20 min then I kept having to consciously extend my stride to avoid jarring the hamstring, which doesn't like it when I cough.
6 PM

orienteering race (BSE College sprint) 24:21 [3] 3.3 km (7:23 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Fun little map of a fancy school in Bendigo, mapped at 1:2 000 which was perfect for my aging eyes. Temperature 32 degrees was too much for my ailing lungs and legs, but I persevered, and enjoyed myself despite wanting to sit down and rest at every control. Did try a bit harder through the middle section when the heavy-breathing stalker running up behind me through the bushes turned out to be Blair :)

Friday Feb 15 #

8 AM

orienteering (Shepherds Hill) 30:00 [2]
(sick) shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280

Since I hadn't had the energy to remove ankle tape last night, decided to go back and do the rest of the sprintervals on my way to work this morning (yes, I do have access to a shower!). It's a worry when I can't even break 10 min/km on Sheps though.

Thursday Feb 14 #

7 PM

orienteering (Shepherds Hill) 30:00 [2]
(sick) shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280

Thought I'd go round some sprintervals from a couple of years ago but called it quits after coughing up a lung (people at work are starting to ask about my smoking habit) and continually encountering a group of cub scouts milling around in the creek valley. I'm a Good Person, but they and their leaders have no way of knowing this...they did know that I was orienteering though :)

Wednesday Feb 13 #

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(sick)

Unfortunately sounding worse doesn't yet mean feeling better. Came home from work and slumped on the couch watching Married At First Sight (!)
My hairdresser had originally been accepted to go on MAFS but she got cold feet because she found out she'd been matched with someone the complete opposite of what she'd asked for (and also she wasn't keen on being paid only $120/day to be on the show). One of the women's tabloids considered this defection enough justification to publish a story about Runaway Brides.

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