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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Feb 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 2:19:00 14.11(9:51) 22.7(6:07) 16012 /13c92%
  Cycling1 1:08:00 14.91(4:34) 24.0(2:50)
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Total7 4:52:00 29.45 47.4 16012 /13c92%

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Wednesday Feb 5 #

7 PM

Run 37:00 [3] *** 5.1 km (7:15 / km) +160m 6:16 / km
spiked:12/13c

Street-O at Yarran Dheran. I think the last time I was here was on a hot humid Wednesday night in early February 2009, at which I was telling anyone who would listen that the forthcoming Saturday was looking pretty scary.

This was a rare colour map, although I discovered quickly that some of the yellow bore no resemblance to yellow as it is commonly understood (and that includes yellow on central European maps in August). It's a hilly area and I thought, correctly, that I would struggle to run some of the hills, but managed to keep my back under control on the rest and think I would have got through it properly on a flatter area. Nice to get into some patches of bush, although the section of cross-country bush-bashing (through alleged yellow) on the way to the last control was a bit of a surprise.

When I enter "list of" into Google, the first item on the auto-complete is currently "list of Townsville drug dealers" (and before you start making comments about my browsing history, I've heard reports from three others saying the same thing).

Tuesday Feb 4 #

8 AM

Run 40:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)

Actually got through something approximating to a normal morning session without anything going significantly wrong (apart from being unfit). Perhaps the nice running conditions helped, although they often haven't in the past. Taking this as a positive sign after an ordinary week of training last week.

Set a new PB for the ride from the office to Attack of the Killer Physio, too (although that probably owed more to a favourable wind and a favourable run of traffic lights than it did to my riding).

Monday Feb 3 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

Monday morning pilates, with heavier loads on a couple of the exercises than previously. Seemed to go OK, and even a bit more awake than I've sometimes been for this session (notwithstanding staying up into the fifth set of the tennis last night).
8 AM

Run 30:00 [3] 5.1 km (5:53 / km)

Got out for a run after the Pilates session. Not entirely convincing but worked out better than the last time I tried doing this, with the back not giving any problems. Instead giving trouble was my GPS, unless you think I ran the first kilometre of this in 47 seconds.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are a reasonable number of face masks on show in central Melbourne. I even saw one on a food delivery rider on a bike, although the way he was riding I was starting to wonder if he'd placed the mask over his eyes rather than his mouth.

Sunday Feb 2 #

4 PM

Cycling 1:08:00 [3] 24.0 km (2:50 / km)

Seem to be struggling to manage consecutive days at the moment, even with going out later in the morning. Had the plans of exploring some of my old haunts (starting from the Heidelberg oval) but only got far enough to ascertain that that part of the Main Yarra Trail has been paved since I was last out that way, and that a parkrun's starting out there in a couple of weeks.

Take two was on the bike in the afternoon, essentially an out-and-back as far as Box Hill. Reasonable session (if having to go around a number of recreational riders, as you'd expect on a fine summer afternoon), but more tired afterwards than I really should be.

Do you think this sounds like a good location for a new observation site?

Saturday Feb 1 #

4 PM

Run 32:00 [3] 5.5 km (5:49 / km)

With an exceptionally humid morning (some of the highest dewpoints on record in Melbourne) and a change expected about lunchtime, I decided to head out in the afternoon - as it turned out into reasonably solid rain. Had initial thoughts of doing the Darebin Bridge loop but was feeling fairly marginal early on (plus the creek was rapidly rising) so headed through Alphington again. Never smooth, but started to improve a bit in the second half.

I wasn't aware that we'd had a project funded under the now-infamous Community Sports Infrastructure program (a.k.a. "sports rorts"). Anyone know what it was? (National bodies couldn't bid for these, but states or clubs could).
8 PM

Note

Turns out the orienteering name on the list is Eureka, who got some money for a permanent course in Daylesford (which isn't even in a marginal seat). Didn't see any other orienteering names on the list, assuming that the Breeza Progress Association is a reference to the small NSW town and not Bryan Keely.

Friday Jan 31 #

7 AM

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

Tried for a run but not quite there, so headed for the pool instead - already starting to get warm (it wouldn't have been a pleasant experience going there in the evening). OK once in the water; seemed to be working reasonably solidly.

Thursday Jan 30 #

Note
(injured) (rest day)

Still not really able to loosen myself up, and left it too late in the morning for any alternatives, although on a day as hot as this the commute ride probably counts for something (certainly wasn't setting any speed records on the way home).

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