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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Aug 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run2 1:03:00 6.4(9:51) 10.3(6:07)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Total3 1:43:00 6.4 10.3

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Sunday Aug 11 #

9 AM

Run 42:00 [3] 7.0 km (6:00 / km)

It's been a while since my standard way of spending an orienteering-free Sunday morning - the orienteering comeback is hopefully happening next Saturday in Bendigo - was to head out for two hours and something, but it was still good to be able to get out on a Sunday morning for something that could respectably be called a session. A bit of a struggle as various muscles which have unemployed for a month let it be known that they didn't necessarily appreciate the return (tries to think about how he could work a robodebt reference in here; fails), but nice to get this one under my belt, and even got under 6s (just). No issues with the foot.

Surprised how quiet it was (even for 9am on a Sunday) - didn't have to stop for traffic once. Perhaps everyone was scared off by the weather - it snowed down to 400m around Melbourne, locally lower - but it was dry while I was running.

Saturday Aug 10 #

(rest day)

Had a long day of other engagements today (although the evening one might have been better off being missed), and probably alternate days is enough at the moment until I get a bit more confidence back in the foot. Let's see how it goes tomorrow.

Friday Aug 9 #

8 AM

Run 21:00 [3] 3.3 km (6:22 / km)

A run! Improved enough yesterday that I thought it was worth giving it another try this morning, and this time it worked. 20-odd minutes at over 6 minutes/km wouldn't normally be much to get excited about, but when it's the first time you've been out sort-of-properly in four weeks it's definitely a landmark. A bit of nuisance-level soreness early and late, but nothing too serious.

Assuming no more setbacks, the next step is to work out just how much fitness I've lost in the last month, and try to do something about it in the time left between now and Oceania.

It was a fairly wild morning in places, highlighted by the disappearance of the far end of the Frankston pier when somebody stole it it broke off in high winds and big waves. Central and northern Melbourne didn't get it quite as strongly, but it would still have been a pretty rugged morning to be on a bike.

Thursday Aug 8 #

(sick) (rest day)

Would have been a lovely morning for running - there's nothing like the clarity of a sunny morning after steady overnight rain - so it was a pity that I wasn't doing it. Feel as if I got a bit closer today, very slowly.

Got a couple of biggish things done (finishing my responses to the current round of IPCC comments, and getting a paper submitted), so at least I feel I achieved something today. Also discovered on a lunchtime walk that a pop-up bookshop has appeared in the used-to-be-DFO at the other end of Southern Cross station, which means I finished the walk carrying a bit more than when I started. (I miss the days in our old office when there were several good bookshops within lunchtime walking distance, although most of those have now closed anyway).

Wednesday Aug 7 #

(sick) (rest day)

Had a go at running. Didn't work out - the soreness is becoming more localised but probably still as pronounced in the relevant bits. At least the other problem area now seems to be healing after a couple of false starts.

Today's WOC fun facts of the day involve good records in qualifying - and Tash's is a particularly impressive one, having run 16 qualifying races and successfully qualified from all 16 of them. Others with perfect records include Tracy (8 out of 8) and Tom (6 out of 6). (In case you're wondering, Hanny's score is 15 out of 16, with one miss in the 2009 sprint; another with an impressive record is Grace, with 11 out of 12).


I've now got the Australian WOC history online - see here.

Tuesday Aug 6 #

(sick) (rest day)

Not training as such but longer-than-usual commute rides (once again on Chinese visa business); a bit tired at the end in much the same way as last week. Weather wasn't as nice for riding as yesterday (and I was reminded that the shores of Albert Park Lake are a windy place), but on the other hand the rides didn't feature any incidents like yesterday, so I'll take that as a net gain.

Foot continuing to heal, very slowly. Depending on what it feels like in the morning I may have a go at running on it tomorrow.

Fun fact: Australia's first WOC competitor, Rod Dominish, spent longer on his course in that one event than Henry McNulty has in total in his nine WOC races so far.

Monday Aug 5 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

Regular Monday morning pilates session. Seemed to handle it OK, although still pretty tender on the affected areas (basically the left side of my ankle). The commute ride was also OK, although I probably could have done without seeing something which looked awfully like what gets euphemised as a "police incident" on one of the back streets on the way home. (Nothing in the news, and I'm assuming the numerous police in attendance wouldn't have let me go past if it was a crime or accident scene, so not sure what happened).

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