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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Jun 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 3:21:00 19.51(10:18) 31.4(6:24)21 /24c87%
  Cycling1 1:01:00 13.86(4:24) 22.3(2:44)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Swimming1 37:00 0.62(59:33) 1.0(37:00)
  Total7 5:39:00 33.99 54.721 /24c87%

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Sunday Jun 28 #

11 AM

Run 1:21:00 [3] 14.2 km (5:42 / km)

A pretty good session on a very nice morning, stretching the longest-since-September-2018 benchmark a bit further. No hint of back trouble at any stage and a very consistent pace after the first kilometre. Starting to tire a little in the last 10 minutes, which isn't altogether surprising (will the days return when it's a regular thing to have another 40 minutes left at that point?), and certainly knew I'd done a run afterwards.

I may have long since abandoned the Banyule alphabetical challenge but others have set about running every street of their suburb, so I thought I'd take that one on too. This session dealt with everything from Station Street westwards and north of the railway line (Fairfield is quite narrow), as well as a fair bit of the northeast (which is mostly industrial). Might get into some definitional issues later on - Yarra Bend Park is Fairfield, but what is a 'street' there? (I think I'll take my cue from the Melways).
10 PM

Note

At various stages this year, a certain type of commentator has variously blamed the Chinese, Aboriginals and Muslims for the pandemic. I was wondering when we were going to get the Sudanese for the full bingo card, and Peta Credlin has delivered. (For bonus points, she referred to South Sudanese Muslims - perhaps someone should tell her that the reason there is a South Sudan in the first place was a civil war triggered by, among other things, the Muslim north wanting to impose sharia law on the Christian south).

Saturday Jun 27 #

11 AM

Run ((orienteering)) 48:00 [3] *** 5.0 km (9:36 / km)
spiked:21/24c

Would have expected that the first actual event in Victoria was something not to be missed, but thought I'd better not enter while our area was under a cloud and by the time it wasn't the entry quota was full, so instead I re-ran a 2015 event at Eaglemont Flats.

The map is a few years old, which means some of the tracks were bigger (although sometimes very muddy - a reminder of why I usually gave the Banyule Flats track a miss between June and September) and some of them no longer existed. Some of the lower river flats were also very muddy on the surface although not boggy; my guess is that these were areas which were flooded back in April and it took weeks for the floodwaters to clear from the depressions. The vegetation was also very wet even though it hasn't rained since Thursday night; must have been a very heavy dew.

Found this hard going at times and not always easy to pinpoint controls; not much fluency in the terrain parts (which seemed pretty thick). One control was unreachable in dark green which presumably wasn't there in 2015, and a bit scrappy on a few others. Better in the second half.

Friday Jun 26 #

8 AM

Cycling 1:01:00 [3] 22.3 km (2:44 / km)

Morning ride on the La Trobe loop. Not especially energetic for the start but got going a bit later on. Don't think I've done this one in the morning before; 17 years of being on Heidelberg Road at this time of day in the reverse direction had taught me to expect that cars going the other way would be banked back to the Tower Hotel (on a good day) or the top of the hill (on a bad day), but nothing like that today. I suspect this has more to do with the new Chandler Highway bridge (removing a notorious bottleneck) than it does with the pandemic.

(I noticed yesterday that peak hour traffic was very light in the central city, but got progressively closer to normal the further you got out into the suburbs).

At the end I spotted a notice on the fence of the house at the end of our street, which on further examination turned out to be one of these. I've normally associated such signs with the back blocks of rural Queensland and people wanting coal seam gas explorers to go away (or words to that effect); I could imagine them also being the territory of sovereign citizen types, although the inner north of Melbourne is not exactly their natural habitat.

Thursday Jun 25 #

8 AM

Run 42:00 [3] 7.2 km (5:50 / km)

A rare south-of-the-river run and a rare day at the office, both of which were prompted by getting my car serviced. No real issues in the injury department (going south into Port Melbourne and along the coast for a bit), but didn't feel terribly energetic, which probably owed something to having been in a meeting since 5am. Quite a few traffic stops but that was probably more plus than minus today (and got to see what's been built in the last few months, and what hasn't).

Also looks like Fairfield is in the clear as a zone of pestilence, at least for now.

Wednesday Jun 24 #

Note
(injured) (rest day)

Made a couple of attempts today. The morning wasn't close, the afternoon I was almost right but not quite. Hopefully OK to do something tomorrow (if not too sleepy after the combination of OA Board meeting finishing at 10.30 tonight and IPCC meeting starting at 5 tomorrow morning).

Tuesday Jun 23 #

12 PM

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

A novelty: my first swim since March. (The Northcote pool actually opened a couple of weeks ago but didn't tell anyone). A lunchtime session was even more of a novelty - you have to book one-hour slots and the early ones go quickly, but at lunchtime there were plenty of spots. I was wondering whether I'd have forgotten how to swim in the interim, but it turned out to be a reasonably standard session, and fits nicely in the available time. Will probably look to bring this session in once a week (assuming the place doesn't close down again, which may or may not be a good assumption).

Could have chosen their words a bit better department: the sympathetic Facebook commenter who called on Conor McKenna to "stay positive". (I'd wondered from the start whether this was a case - there have been a few - of someone turning up a positive test weeks after returning from overseas).

Monday Jun 22 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

Back to the early Monday morning Pilates session, even if there's no office to go to (and won't be for a while). A new instructor this time - standing in for the regular who's on holidays for a couple of weeks - and she's from the country which means that rain (or its absence) is always a reliable source of conversation. Not a bad session on the whole.
5 PM

Run 30:00 [3] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)

The resurrection of the MFR Monday night run is a few weeks old now but this was the first one I've been able to get to. There were two (running-related) challenges for me here - a third day in a row, and a late afternoon session after sitting, which meant my back didn't feel great before I started.

The Yarra Bend meeting spot involved venturing a couple of hundred metres outside the Leper Zone (why there's a small sliver of the City of Yarra between the river and Heidelberg Road is a bit of a mystery to me), though as far as I know all of the actual cases are north of Bell Street so I'm not unduly concerned. Supposedly there was going to be a fast group and a slow group but it was immediately apparent that the slow group had a membership of one, which meant I socially distanced myself off the back of the pack quite quickly. Was pretty borderline and I stopped a couple of times to do some mobility stretches, but eventually got myself going, sort of, so I'll consider this a plus.

Got home to hear that both the Wiggles and Nickelback had sold out the arena that Donald Trump didn't.

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