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Training Log Archive: TheInvisibleLog

In the 7 days ending Mar 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking3 4:45:00 9.63(29:35) 15.5(18:23)
  Back, core and achilles2 1:10:00
  Pseud-O1 32:59 2.36(13:57) 3.81(8:40)19 /22c86%
  Running2 17:50 1.68(10:38) 2.7(6:36) 20
  Total7 6:45:49 13.67 22.01 2019 /22c86%

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Sunday Mar 5 #

Pseud-O race 32:59 [3] ** 3.81 km (8:40 / km)
spiked:19/22c shoes: Salamon Blue

Two years in a row now that the Victorian State Relay has been an urban park. I think this evolution tells us something about the future of the sport in Melbourne. Despite the venue, I enjoyed the event, partly because I managed to finish the course at a (slow) run. Injured back has progressed from sore to uncomfortable. The high proportion of track and lawn running helped. Feeling more optimistic about next weekend at Pittwater.

Three controls with minor errors, mostly due to rocks being shorter than the grass. I think the minimum mapping height for Melbourne Park maps is 30 cm.
Highlight was leg 15 where I found myself running through a barrage of plastic balls where another group was playing party games with a large herd of children.
Driving home I asked Julie if I could count this as one of my bush events for the year... it did have trees. Her answer was "No". So annual tally remains at 5.

Saturday Mar 4 #

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I am going to count this as another (and fifth) bush orienteering event for the year. I did organise it. And the punters generally found navigation was challenging.
New map of previously unmapped terrain within the Bendigo urban boundary. Just as much fun to have its first use as a training event. Some did comment that you could use it for a larger event.
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7 AM

Walking 2:45:00 [1] 7.5 km (22:00 / km)

My back was less constrained and I could be more ambitious with my swing. Score worse than last week. Says something about the danger of ambition in golf.

Friday Mar 3 #

7 AM

Walking 45:00 [1] 3.0 km (15:00 / km)

Putting out controls for tomorrows "training" event. Will be hot which is a pity.
The map is new terrain. It was mapped at 15k but printed at 5k. The idea is to test whether the area is worth mapping at ISSOM standard. Putting out controls today I think I know the answer already. The few who turn up will have a good time in some navigationally challenging mining terrain within the urban boundary of Bendigo. On reflection, I think I can stomach "urban"events when they are navigationally interesting. Darebin Park on Sunday will be a counterpoint.

Thursday Mar 2 #

8 AM

Running 11:00 [2] 1.7 km (6:28 / km) +10m 6:17 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

I suppose this is an improvement. Maybe 2k tomorrow.
10 AM

Back, core and achilles 40:00 [1]

A little progress on the floor exercises. Back less limiting than yesterday.

Wednesday Mar 1 #

Running 6:50 [2] 1.0 km (6:50 / km) +10m 6:30 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

Managed a kilometre of running. Sore spot in the back didn't go away. Had to run on concrete rather than nature strip. Couldn't handle any uneven ground. Hoping to be up for running by next weekend in Tassie.

Back, core and achilles 30:00 [1]

Back into the floor exercises. Most were fine, but a couple were completely impossible because of the injury. Just skipped those.

Tuesday Feb 28 #

Walking 1:15:00 [1] 5.0 km (15:00 / km)

Half swing, better than average score.

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