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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Aug 25, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run1 1:00:00 7.52(7:59) 12.1(4:58)
  Total1 1:00:00 7.52(7:59) 12.1(4:58)

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Wednesday Aug 25, 2010 #


Election update: Hasluck and Boothby look unlikely now, but Brisbane is becoming more of a possibility. Despite what you may hear, Denison is not yet settled either; what we know now is that if Labor and Wilkie are the final pair Wilkie will win, but it's still plausible that Wilkie might be eliminated before getting to the final pair.

That said, the Liberals don't seem to be going out of their way to woo the independents at the moment (complete with blatantly-Liberal-sourced hatchet job on Bob Katter on the front page of today's Herald-Sun), and I've heard it suggested that they may actually prefer to go into opposition and hope that whatever government emerges falls apart. A rather courageous strategy if you ask me.

And we get to go back to the polls an extra time in our part of the world: the local state member who lost pre-selection by one vote (as noted before, I missed the ballot, otherwise he would have lost by two votes) has decided to spit the dummy and resigned, on the last possible day before a by-election wouldn't have to have been called before the general state election. This means a by-election sometime, probably in October (or on Grand Final day if the State Government wants to minimise the media exposure). Still, in 1996 we got to vote three times (federal, council, state) in the space of four weeks.
7 AM

Run 1:00:00 [3] 12.1 km (4:58 / km)

Felt lively on an invigorating morning. Still confining myself to the flatter areas, this time through Banyule and up into Macleod (with the nice long descent through the Rosanna Parklands to finish). Feeling a bit better again than yesterday, although still some way short of 100% still.

There wasn't a lot of surface water where I was (although I avoided the traditional skating-rink bits of the Banyule Flats). It was a different story elsewhere. One of my colleagues remarked that going through the puddles she wished she was a five-year-old with gumboots; I couldn't resist pointing out that the last time Victoria had a month this wet she was almost a five-year-old with gumboots (she's 24). For the record, it's the first time since September 1993 that the statewide average for a month has reached 100mm; it says something about the last 17 years that prior to 1993 the average frequency of such months was almost one per year.

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