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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Apr 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run1 51:38 2.61(19:47) 4.2(12:18) 18516 /20c80%
  Total1 51:38 2.61(19:47) 4.2(12:18) 18516 /20c80%

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Saturday Apr 3 #

11 AM

Run race ((orienteering)) 51:38 [3] *** 4.2 km (12:18 / km) +185m 10:04 / km

Day 1 of Easter proper. I've been waiting to run here for 35 years (after admiring its rocks from the road on 1980s trips from Canberra to Queensland). It turned out to be essentially a single ridge of rocks (not granite, but with formations which at least resembled granite) - fairly intense and rough in it, although once you worked out that it ran in lines it was a bit easier.

This run turned out to be at the better end of expectations; I'm still not fit, but at least my back was mostly functioning so if I was going slowly it was because I wasn't fit (and I was even running up a few hills later on). Somewhat annoyed to drop 1-1.5 minutes on 10, one of the three non-rock controls (also lost 30 seconds apiece by going into the rough stuff a bit early on 13 and 19), but others blew out far more than that. Jock did 41, and I've ended up fifth - possibly within reach of the places but that probably depends at least as much on what happens ahead of me as what I do myself.

Next step is to come up for another two days, but I'll definitely take this as a starting point.

Molong apparently means 'place of many rocks'. It fits. (Searching for its weather model output on (a Norwegian site very good for such things) revealed that there are also at least three Molongs in China).

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