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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 1 days ending Oct 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 39:00 8.89(4:23) 14.3(2:44)
  Run1 20:00 2.11(9:28) 3.4(5:53)
  Total2 59:00 11.0(5:22) 17.7(3:20)

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Wednesday Oct 21 #

10 AM

Run 20:00 [3] 3.4 km (5:53 / km)

Took a long-overdue day off from work today (apart from anything else, I've clocked up about two days' worth of night meetings just in the last fortnight), and set out on an attempt at the first proper run. Not feeling at my freshest after one of the aforementioned meetings (a 2-2.45am affair after which I slept predictably abysmally, before surfacing just before 8 in pursuit of a Friday swimming timeslot), and the first proper run back is always hard work, but the most important mission was accomplished, namely no hamstring trouble (if anything there was more tightness in the quads).

There were quite a few people running in slightly unusual contexts this morning when I headed for coffee: in rapid succession I spotted an athletic-looking black girl (wearing a primary schools championships T-shirt) of late primary/early secondary age heading for school, someone running and clutching a couple of ballot paper envelopes (presumably their route was taking them past a postbox), and two separate people pushing strollers in the direction of the nearest childcare centre.
11 AM

Cycling 39:00 [3] 14.3 km (2:44 / km)

I was using the day to do as much exploring as was permitted, meaning some novelties (packing a bag with a water bottle! food! sunscreen!). The first proper destination was Wattle Park but on the way I did a session on the Koonung Trail, an old favourite from Heidelberg days (it's 10km with no road crossings, and going east mostly gentle uphill with a couple of short steep ramps). Built into this pretty well, and not as crowded as some paths can be at the moment.

The Wattle Park stop was to see Dad (getting a car serviced nearby) for the first time in months. After that I headed off in pursuit of wilder places, in the form of the Yarra upstream of Warrandyte - wilder than I expected. The river is flowing strongly at the moment and this seems a good spot to look at the next time it floods (which, depending on the track of this weekend's low, might be as soon as Saturday). The return trip also reintroduced me to traffic jams - mostly because I made the mistake of going past Wonga Park Primary at pick-up time - but you can't have everything.

(Speaking of schools, from the outside, Donvale Christian College looks like it might have sprint potential, with the combination of what look to be some fairly intricate buildings and quite steep slopes).

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