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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Sep 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 3:37:06 18.45(11:46) 29.7(7:19) 51534 /36c94%
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Swimming1 37:00 0.62(59:33) 1.0(37:00)
  Total6 4:59:06 19.51(15:20) 31.4(9:32) 51534 /36c94%

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Sunday Sep 17 #

11 AM

Run race ((orienteering)) 1:01:11 [4] *** 6.9 km (8:52 / km) +285m 7:21 / km
spiked:14/14c

Vic Long at Creswick Diggings, M45A. Again not a particularly strong physical performance - hills were a struggle - but a good technical one; didn't quite hold the line I wanted mid-leg on a couple of legs, but didn't lose more than a few seconds on any control. Moving quite smoothly in the second half after some back issues initially. Mining detail early and late with some long gully-spur legs in the middle - not a lot of route choice on those, but there was on a longish leg across Slaty Creek and its associated green on the second-last. (I went straight and didn't find it too bad, but those who went around on the road didn't lose a lot).

In some ways it was a similar scenario to last year, except that my late night was through an IOF teleconference rather than a flight halfway around the world - the field was such that I thought I would be OK as long as I didn't do anything stupid (and the DNSs of Dion and Geoff Lawford made it easier still). Ended up around 9 minutes up on Shane Doyle.

Unsurprisingly, I hit the wall pretty sharply later in the day (although fortunately not before driving back).
1 PM

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W21E today will take some beating for race of the year - the top four (all of whom ran in WOC) were separated by just over a minute, with Liis just edging out Tash, Krystal and Belinda.

Saturday Sep 16 #

2 PM

Run race ((orienteering)) 54:55 [4] *** 5.4 km (10:10 / km) +230m 8:23 / km
spiked:20/22c

Vic Middle at Petticoat Gully. A mostly consistent run on a technical area, but not remotely competitive on pace (Brodie did 35). Only significant error was at 19 in the steep eroded stuff - thought the depression was higher up the slope than it was and dropped maybe a minute or so. Knee a bit iffy on the warm-up but held up OK in the race itself. Acting my age tomorrow.

Friday Sep 15 #

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(injured) (rest day)

Knee a bit dicey again this morning (seemed to stir it up again on the ride home from work yesterday). Wouldn't be an issue most of the time, but just at the moment my main training priority is not to do anything which will jeopardise the weekend (or next weekend), which today meant not doing anything. Didn't ride into work either, although that was partly because I was well aware of the forecast for the afternoon, on what turned out to be our wettest day since April.

Busy weekend coming up - in addition to the two Victorian Championships races, there's an IOF meeting tomorrow evening (5pm start our time), and I'm just coming off an international meteorological hookup at 11pm, too.

Thursday Sep 14 #

8 AM

Run 40:00 [3] 7.1 km (5:38 / km)

A see-if-things-still-work run. Knee still not quite right but had settled down a fair bit from yesterday, and OK on the run. Felt rather sluggish in the first half of the run but flowing reasonably well by the end.

A potentially interesting route choice problem: according to Google Maps, each of three widely separated routes from Canberra to Bathurst (via Boorowa/Cowra, Gunning/Crookwell and Taralga/Oberon) each take exactly 3 hours 27 minutes.

Wednesday Sep 13 #

8 AM

Pool running 45:00 [3] 0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)

Knee still a bit dicey today and a few other niggles - could certainly run on it if I had to but didn't want to risk making it worse with races coming up. Wasn't entirely free in the water either, but good enough to end up as a reasonable session.

A certain amount of record-watching was done during the course of the working day - don't think it's the last bad fire day we'll see in coastal NSW this spring.

Tuesday Sep 12 #

7 AM

Run 1:01:00 [3] 10.3 km (5:55 / km)

River tracks, pretty slow in the rougher stuff and didn't really get going. A bit of knee soreness in the first few minutes which disappeared on the run but was evident later in the day; will need to watch this. Most humid morning we've had for a while; haven't done much sweating lately (even in Queensland, which was exceptionally dry).

Monday Sep 11 #

8 AM

Swimming 37:00 [2] 1.0 km (37:00 / km)

Running a bit later than usual after a fairly late night returning last night, and a bit slower than usual after a reasonably tiring weekend. Seemed to be plodding a bit (or whatever the aquatic equivalent is of "plodding"), but still a reasonable morning to be out, and the tailwind on the way into work was nice, too.

Wasn't quite so nice once I got there to the news that one of my colleagues had been the subject of a flagrantly defamatory article in the Spectator. (I caught up with Rachel Nolan on the way back from the event yesterday - first time I've seen her since she was a minister - and you probably won't be too surprised to learn that a certain amount of swapping of News Corp war stories was involved).

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