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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Nov 22:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run5 2:55:00 17.34(10:06) 27.9(6:16) 13570 /71c98%
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Swimming1 38:00 0.62(1:01:09) 1.0(38:00)
  Total8 4:58:00 18.39 29.6 13570 /71c98%

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Sunday Nov 22 #

9 AM

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

A bit of a tourist run heading for the Warrnambool waterfront on a day when my main physical activity was going to be elsewhere. Didn't work out too badly, and managed the (small) climb back out, so fitness seems to be improving in very small increments.

The day's main activity was walking around Cape Bridgewater (west of Portland), an impressive coastline. The west side was somewhat reminiscent of the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula, the east side (with green sheep paddocks running up to the edge of the cliffs) was reminiscent of New Zealand. The weather held out for the most part but we got a thunderstorm later on - the shelter at the seal-viewing platform didn't provide that much shelter from rain, and I suspect would have provided even less from lightning had it come closer than the 2km it did.

Saturday Nov 21 #

11 AM

Run 29:00 [3] *** 5.0 km (5:48 / km)
spiked:28/28c

Doing some checking for the Victorian Sprint. Felt reasonably good (by modern standards) while doing it - probably the best I've felt on a run for some time. Should be a fun area, too - not super-technical but still things to trip up the unwary.

This was on the way out of town, in my first substantial trip for some time - I'm taking this week off. First stage was down to Warrnambool (apart from anything else, my cousin is currently down there working in the hospital for a few months). There's some walking planned tomorrow, but today was mostly about making my way down there via a somewhat meandering route which took in chunks of the Otways (green as you'd expect after a reasonably wet winter and early spring). Quite pleasant all round, and an added bonus was that I made it to Timboon while the ice creamery was still open...

Friday Nov 20 #

8 AM

Run 39:00 [3] 6.6 km (5:55 / km)

Set about clearing the last of the remaining bits of Northcote (within the 2km circle) south of All Nations Park. This required climbing most or all of Ruckers Hill three times, which was more demanding than what I've done in a while, and proved to be a struggle, but at least my back, which had been difficult in the first 10 minutes, settled down. Hamstring was beginning to fatigue a bit at 30 minutes but got no worse. Seem to be in reasonable shape in the injuries department, fitness is a different story.

In something of a novelty for 2020, I'm actually going somewhere for more than a weekend. The somewhere is a bit of a circuit of Victoria, although plans for later in the week are still somewhat fluid, and I may dip briefly into NSW just because I can (assuming nothing goes pear-shaped in Victoria in the interim).

Some creativity was deployed by a solicitor with a side business in an irrigation farm at Euston. His explanation for his activities was that he took water without paying for it because he didn't have enough money at the time to pay for it, and in any case it was the fault of the regulator for not stopping him from stealing water. The judge was not impressed.

Thursday Nov 19 #

12 PM

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

Not something I'd normally be doing in Melbourne (at least during the week): lunchtime under a 30-something degree sun. This was one day to be grateful for a limit on numbers (although if there hadn't been a limit on numbers I would have been here a lot earlier in the day). Steady enough, although enough creaks this morning that I think I might have struggled to come up for a run today.

One odd sporting fact which came to my attention this week: Bernhard Langer has played in golf majors against people born in 1902 and 2002.

Feeling pretty tired this week, but have more or less finalised a couple of big work things today, and have a long-overdue week off coming up after tomorrow.

Wednesday Nov 18 #

7 PM

Run 47:00 [3] *** 6.0 km (7:50 / km) +135m 7:02 / km
spiked:42/43c

MFR Wednesday night training at Willsmere, first a bush course and then some sprint intervals in Willsmere itself - a new experience for me and quite interesting. For the first part I thought it might have been a repeat experience of last week, with my back troublesome and not able to run uphill at all, but it came good after about 25 minutes (part way through the first sprint) and from there it was about as good as it gets for me at the moment. One silly error in the bush part but pretty clean for the rest.

Tuesday Nov 17 #

8 AM

Run 30:00 [3] 5.2 km (5:46 / km)

Next step was to see whether my calves could handle a continuous run. They essentially could, with the only issue a bit of hamstring fatigue towards the end which convinced me not to push this beyond the originally planned 30 minutes. A bit of a struggle fitness-wise but probably no worse than various runs of a couple of weeks ago.

Finished off another block of suburban "terrain", this time the area between Station Street and Victoria Road and north of Darebin Road.

Although the calves have improved, the physio still found plenty of scope for needlework this evening.

Monday Nov 16 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

The early Monday morning session. Felt fairly smooth for the most part although a bit of back soreness on a couple. Didn't sleep that brilliantly, which may or may not have been something to do with it being near 30 degrees until 4am (whereupon there was a dusty change with a few spots of rain which made it abundantly obvious which cars had been parked outside overnight, and which ones hadn't).
8 AM

Swimming 38:00 [2] 1.0 km (38:00 / km)

Moved on to the pool, which felt a bit better than it has the last couple of weeks. Calves seem to have come up not too badly after the weekend - will be interesting to see how they hold up when I try running again tomorrow.

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