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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Jan 14, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running4 5:55:35 19.76 31.8 660
  riding1 1:08:00 12.12(5:37) 19.5(3:29)
  orienteering1 51:37
  swimming1 40:00 0.68(58:31) 1.1(36:22)
  Total7 8:35:12 32.56 52.4 660

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017 #

4 PM

orienteering race (Point Lonsdale SS) 51:37 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 22

G & I flew into Melbourne early this morning, drove to the You Yangs and walked up Flinders Peak (I got the impression that for the locals it's the equivalent of walking up Mt Lofty) where the views were a bit hazy, then to Geelong in search of lunch (the cafe by the swimming circle is unfortunately in hiatus so we were starving by the time we found somewhere open), met Blair's train, drove to Point Lonsdale for the orienteering, crossed on the ferry Queenscliff to Sorrento and stayed with Blair's relatives at Blairgowrie ahead of Two Bays.

The orienteering itself was a score event, which doesn't usually appeal to me but this was a scenic area with sand dunes and beach (probably wasn't the optimal route choice to run along it) and lighthouse (why was there no control here?). Pity the black & white photocopied map didn't really do justice to the locality. Anyway I took walking trails as much as possible because they'd be softer underfoot, and knew towards the end that I was going to be a little late for 50 min because of this, but there were no controls it was worth leaving out to guarantee being back in time. As it was, I think I should have been penalised 10 points but they seem to have forgotten about this - and anyway it didn't affect the placings.

Friday Jan 13, 2017 #

7 AM

swimming 40:00 [3] 1.1 km (36:22 / km)

It was raining on the pool, and at approximately the same temperature as the water therein, so was quite pleasant. Coincidence (I think) that my goggles kept leaking - and so I lost track of laps and did some extra. Brownhill Creek had been dry when I went into the pool but was flowing merrily when I emerged. Just suburban runoff I guess.

Thursday Jan 12, 2017 #

6 PM

running 56:35 [3]
shoes: Asics 2000-4

A labyrinth of control stands greeted me on Belair oval but I hardened my heart against them and headed for the hills, because I'm a bit concerned about the fact that basically everything I ran for about 2 weeks over New Year was flat, and there will be a BIG HILL first up on Sunday. So I did the lake-trainline-steps loop, and the goal for this was to push harder on any ascents. Which I think I did quite well, but then I had to stop in a melting puddle at the top of each climb to catch my breath. Gradually it got a bit cooler as the sky clouded over but by then I'd kind of run out of oomph. Ended up having to walk down the steps from Long Gully station because they are so derelict and overgrown, with blackberries and fallen branches, so I don't think we can use that route any more. Pity, because it made up one of my favourite loops.

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 #

7 PM

riding 1:08:00 [3] 19.5 km (3:29 / km)

Pleasant evening for a ride along the creek with a bit of a headwind AKA gully breeze. Geoff tells me that we will be missing the Elvis Festival in Parkes this weekend - I wouldn't want to be those guys wearing a wig & jumpsuit* when it's 41 degrees!

* I somehow doubt you'll ever catch me wearing a wig & jumpsuit, whatever the weather...

Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 #

6 PM

running 45:00 [3]
shoes: Asics 2000-4

One of those days where, because it wasn't particularly busy at work, I noticed just how tired I was, and couldn't even bring myself to do those little maintenance tasks which normally wait for a quiet moment. So anyway, going for a run after work achieved something, I guess. Up Hillrise, Tunnel X over, secret trainline crossing, cemetery. Calves still a bit tight from the other day - Kayanos were comfortable but only for about the first 90 min.

Monday Jan 9, 2017 #

6 PM

running (Shepherds Hill) 32:00 [2]
shoes: Asics 2000-4

After AOTKM, jogged along the creek (wish I'd seen it flowing after 60mm of rain a couple of weeks ago) very slowly indeed - but quads felt better at the end than at the beginning.

Sunday Jan 8, 2017 #

6 AM

running long (Harden Up Run) 3:42:00 [3] 31.8 km (6:59 / km) +660m 6:19 / km
shoes: Asics Kayano 22 AKA Crafers Return from Ave Rd. That's all I need to say about it, right? The steep descent of Tilleys Hill Rd may have been detrimental to my hip flexors and the last half hour through the suburbs degenerated to a Cliff Young Shuffle. But at least the sun didn't come out until I got home.

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