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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Jul 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 2:57:41 16.84(10:33) 27.1(6:33) 15514 /17c82%
  Cycling2 1:47:00 24.23(4:25) 39.0(2:45)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Swimming1 39:00 0.62(1:02:46) 1.0(39:00)
  Total8 6:03:41 41.69 67.1 15514 /17c82%

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Sunday Jul 5 #

11 AM

Run 49:00 [3] 8.2 km (5:59 / km)

Feeling very flat today - back was not too bad after an iffy first 15 minutes, but never really had much energy. Not the day to push boundaries but at least got something vaguely respectable on the board. Headed down to the north side of the Yarra for the first time in a long time, discovering (a) that there are some nice pockets there (b) it's muddy and (c) you can't get much further east than the bridge because part of the bank has collapsed (although you can get up into the south end of the new development, which is more advanced than I thought it was - there even appear to be some people living there). Cleared most of the remaining streets in the southern half of Fairfield (including the end of Jayne's).

Not as much of it was running as I'd hoped, but this is still the longest week I've done this year.
9 PM

Note

Currently looking at the 2001 Easter results, and noted that the results list someone called Geoff Lawson as the winner in M45. (At least Geoff Lawson is almost the right age).

Saturday Jul 4 #

2 PM

Run ((orienteering)) 56:41 [3] *** 6.6 km (8:35 / km) +155m 7:41 / km
spiked:14/17c

Good to be back - the Bendigo event at Birds Reef was my first proper event since March. Heading out there revealed that there was considerable rust in the mining areas, both physical and technical - got most of the controls more or less OK except for 11, where I dropped a minute or so (it was unhelpful seeing my father looking around where the control wasn't), but never felt especially confident while doing so. (The printing of the brown seemed quite faint?). Couldn't run up hills much, either. Still, it's a starting point, and if I can get more solid weeks of training and a few more events under my belt, hopefully the trajectory will be upwards?

Friday Jul 3 #

8 AM

Cycling 1:06:00 [3] 24.0 km (2:45 / km)

Got out early (while the weather was still half-reasonable) for an out-and-back on the Koonung path, mostly fairly easy although there are a couple of short sharp climbs. Definitely not as many people out at 8 on a winter morning compared to, say 3 on a sunny autumn afternoon.

Thursday Jul 2 #

12 PM

Run 41:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:51 / km)

Got out at lunchtime. Not especially convincing but not uncomfortable enough to stop, and perhaps a bit better in the last 10 minutes or so. Once again did some street-collecting, this time in the southern part of the suburb (have almost everything south of Heidelberg Road done now). The light blue dashed lines of the map are important in some contexts these days, although Fairfield and Alphington share a postcode.

Wednesday Jul 1 #

5 PM

Cycling 41:00 [3] 15.0 km (2:44 / km)

After a false start on a run (so much for getting pumped up by having just made a Significant Scientific Finding), I headed out for a ride instead up through Heidelberg. Quite a windy afternoon; didn't feel the wind that much but the watch doesn't lie (about a minute slower than normal out, a minute faster back). Quite a bit of traffic in the outward direction.

It's difficult to argue too much with the real estate agent's assessment that a house for sale on Grange Road is "ripe for redevelopment".

Tuesday Jun 30 #

8 AM

Swimming 39:00 [2] 1.0 km (39:00 / km)

Morning swim at Northcote. Felt slow and was slow. Think I would have struggled to run this morning, so probably as well that I didn't try to do so.

Notwithstanding the cold morning, almost everybody there was in the outdoor lanes - the indoor pool is a bit too warm for comfortable lap swimming (31-32 degrees) so it's not surprising that lap swimmers (the only ones allowed at the moment) prefer the outside.

A rabbit hole I went down yesterday was the 1945 aerial map of Melbourne, my interest prompted by learning that one of my uncles grew up at a dairy on Bastings Street, about 1km west of here (meaning that there were still paddocks supporting stock here post-war). In 1945 where I am now was very much on the outer edge of suburbia - Separation Street was essentially the northern boundary. (That also applied to my old place in Heidelberg, with the suburbs stopping one block north). Few people had cars then so anything not within walking distance of a train or tram was generally pretty undeveloped.

Monday Jun 29 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

The early Monday pilates session (not followed by what would once have been the regular Monday swim, which would have been a bit chilly at this morning's 2 degrees). Seemed to be a bit more awake than last week and loosened up a bit more than I did last week. Went a bit longer than last week because I got distracted by getting into a conversation about old rainfall records (both the other person in the class and the instructor are from the country).
5 PM

Run 31:00 [3] 5.3 km (5:51 / km)

Not as much of a turnout this week (partly because the Keys are in Mildura) - just Bruce and Mason. Once again I didn't last long - my back flared up about 5 minutes in and I let the others go. Somewhat to my surprise, a minute or so of stretching was enough to settle it down and the rest of the run continued without incident (although a bit more slowly), including the hills. Also managed to clear all the Yarra Bend part of Fairfield's "streets". Reasonably happy to get this in the book after yesterday (but definitely ready for the water tomorrow).

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