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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Aug 30, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run1 44:00 4.97(8:51) 8.0(5:30)
  Swimming1 35:00 0.62(56:20) 1.0(35:00)
  Total2 1:19:00 5.59(14:08) 9.0(8:47)

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Monday Aug 30, 2010 #

8 AM

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

Got a dream run to Fitzroy: only one red light between my place and the pool (and not a huge number of vehicles on the road either: must have been a builders RDO). The swim itself was a reasonably routine one. Probably won't have many more cold mornings here this season.

The pool gives one time to ponder (it's not as if there's anything else to look at). On this occasion I was pondering election results, and a particular aspect which had puzzled me: why, when outer suburban Sydney and Brisbane swung strongly against Labor, did outer suburban Adelaide swing strongly to Labor - and why is it that the boats which seem to excite Sydney and Brisbane's bogans so much don't seem to draw any interest amongst Adelaide's bogans? One clue as to the answer was an analysis today which reported that Kingston, which had the biggest swing to Labor in Australia, also has Australia's highest percentage of atheists (this surprises me - I would have expected it to be Sydney, Melbourne or one of the ACT seats), and that numerous seats in outer suburban Sydney and Brisbane have a high percentage of fundamentalist Christians - fertile ground for hostility to Islam, and through that hostility to boat people. Adelaide and Melbourne don't do religion in quite the same way.
7 PM

Run 44:00 [2] 8.0 km (5:30 / km)

Monday night at my place with the usual small turnout. Very slow early on, but sped up a bit in the second half after we broke into two pairs. Achilles a little touchy at times but otherwise running reasonably well. Warmest night for a while.

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