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Training Log: jennycas

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 3:18:00
  orienteering3 1:41:46 6.03(16:53) 9.7(10:29) 205
  swimming1 35:00 0.62(56:20) 1.0(35:00)
  Total7 5:34:46 6.65 10.7 205
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Thursday Mar 30 #

6 PM

running (Belair) 1:14:00 [3]
shoes: Asics 2000-4

Wasn't feeling desperate for exercise, but after getting stuck at work last night when it was raining I thought I'd better get a decent run in while there's still daylight in the evenings. It seemed that others were thinking the same thing :) so we went to the redwoods & up the singletrack to the top of the park then down Queen Jubilee Drive. I thought I was trying to keep up with Greg on the descent, but he reckoned he was trying to keep up with me!

Tuesday Mar 28 #

6 PM

running (Morialta) 43:00 [3]
shoes: Asics 2000-4

Legs & lungs were a bit tired today and I'm not sure that I would have done this on my own but it worked okay going up to Deep View, contouring around to the top of First Falls, up to the link track and then down the hill, with John & Simon & Abigail - even if Simon's casual-jog is my "trying to keep up" pace.

Monday Mar 27 #

6 PM

running 1:21:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 22

Lovely setting-sun run with Zara from Marino to Hallett Cove & back, via the 700+ stairs both ways and with a loop of the Sugarloaf/Amphitheatre in the conservation park at the far end to check out a few of the recent rogaine's control sites. Had been a bit worried after attempting to jump the ditch on the way to the last control yesterday resulted in a hamstring twinge, but actually my legs behaved better than expected on the stairs :)

Sunday Mar 26 #

12 PM

orienteering race (Isaacs Ridge NOL middle) 1:07:33 [3] 5.1 km (13:15 / km) +205m 11:02 / km
shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280

We raced here on the Saturday of Easter 2016, 12 months ago to the day, so I was under no illusions about my capabilities vs the rocky terrain, given that my ability to run through this sort of stuff has been getting steadily worse since 2011. I was surprised though at just how 'drunk' I felt at times, trying to keep my footing balancing on the rubble. A bit annoyed to lose a minute on the first control because I was trying to make sure I stayed to the north of the faint gully with the watercourse marked in it but in fact there were other faint gullies not drawn, there and on other parts of the hillside.

In a few places I ended up a little too high or low, so maybe frittered away 2-3 min all up on time, but easily lost more than that through not being able to do the steep downhill legs with any fluency. A bit disappointed to take so much longer than an hour but I didn't really mind because it was nice forest and good bearing practice. Not going to come back in August and run the Ultralong on the Gib though, because I am not a mountain goat.

Saturday Mar 25 #

12 PM

orienteering race (Red Hill qualifier) 17:00 [3] 2.1 km (8:06 / km)
shoes: Inov8 ORoc 280

From the assembly area at Canberra Girls' Grammar, we were walked most of the way up Red Hill to the top (would have been nice to keep running along the ridgeline) for a course which wasn't as much of a downhill slalom as I had feared and went more along the hillside looking for termite mounds and watercourse ends and was actually quite fun; I was sorry when it finished but glad to be done before it rained.
4 PM

orienteering race (Cbr Girls' Grammar B fina) 17:13 [4] 2.5 km (6:53 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 22

Two laps of a fun little school, struggling to read the detailed stairs and whether or not small gaps were passable, but mostly picking ok routes except for ending up on the level below the balcony on control 3 and hesitating mid-leg 14-15 when I finally worked out where the impassable walls were. Kind of ran out of my own legs about halfway through the second lap but am happy that I am running better against people of my vintage than I was 3 months ago.

Incidentally, I did think the A final should probably have had more than 6 finalists in senior women - top 4 from each heat could have worked better - and also more than one control which was different from the B final course!

Friday Mar 24 #

7 AM

swimming 35:00 [3] 1.0 km (35:00 / km)

Knees a bit unimpressed with even this. I'd really like to not come last in the B final tomorrow. Sadly, our speedy new Arrows' racing singlets which were intended for this weekend don't seem to have made it through Customs yet.

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