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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Dec 28, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Swimming1 32:00 0.62(51:30) 1.0(32:00)
  Total1 32:00 0.62(51:30) 1.0(32:00)

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Friday Dec 28, 2007 #

Swimming 32:00 [2] 1.0 km (32:00 / km)

Had a few hours to spare in Launceston. I thought I was booked on the same flight as my parents, but looked at my itinerary a few days ago and discovered that my booking was only for the return flight. Not being sure whether it was my mistake or Jetstar's (and having checked that my credit card had only been charged for one leg), I found myself having to rebook at short notice (and high cost) and had to take what I could get. (It turned out it was Jetstar's fault and they did have a booking for me on the original flight; by rights I should really be able to get back the difference between what I paid and what I would have paid had the original booking worked properly, but as it is well-known that 'customer service' does not feature in the Jetstar lexicon I'm not sure that I can be bothered wasting a stamp).

Anyway, with a few hours to kill in Launceston I decided to use some of it to go for a swim. I went to where I thought the main pool was and discovered a building site (probably instalment number 1439845 in the Bass pork-barrel catalogue). Plan B was the open-air pool at Cataract Gorge. It's pretty bare-bones - no heating, no fence, no lifeguards - but served the purpose pretty well (and you can't ask for a much nicer setting). It does get chlorinated - I know this because I was stuck behind a truckload of pool chemicals doing 5 km/h (and stalling twice) on the way up the hill going there.

I thought it would be freezing but it wasn't too bad after the first lap or so. The swim itself was fine and helped my recovery as they usually do. The time is a guess.

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