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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending May 30:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run5 3:56:00 24.92(9:28) 40.1(5:53)17 /17c100%
  Pilates1 45:00
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Swimming1 37:00 0.62(59:33) 1.0(37:00)
  Total8 6:03:00 25.97 41.817 /17c100%

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Sunday May 30 #

9 AM

Run 51:00 [3] 8.9 km (5:44 / km)

A bit of an odd run today: on the one hand, I was handling it well from a fitness sense, not overly troubled by hills (the sub-5.30 kilometres are starting to become a bit more regular too), but on the other hand, various parts of the body were making their presence felt with the back, quad and hamstring all suspect at different points. I'd hoped to get out to 70 minutes but felt enough signs of trouble to settle for 50, but would still have taken this run a few weeks ago. Hillier than most of my recent runs, taking in sections of Ivanhoe (and finishing off the area between the Boulevard and Lower Heidelberg Road).

Coldest May morning in Melbourne (1.7) since 1949. Frosty mornings usually make for nice running conditions and this was no exception.

I don't plan to run tomorrow, but today made it my longest running month for more than three years, since April 2018. What happens next month may depend a bit on where I am next month, which is still very much uncertain. Definitely feeling the improvement as the training volume steps up and becomes more consistent. Although it's still a fair way above where I would want it to be, my weight seems to be dropping a kilo a month or so over this period too.

Saturday May 29 #

11 AM

Run 43:00 [3] ** 6.9 km (6:14 / km)
spiked:17/17c

Not sure if the Maprun version of the Darebin Parklands Saturday event from two weeks ago was exactly a substitute for a rogaine in SA, but it was what was available today - a few controls in the park (fairly straightforward ones which didn't require any proper terrain running) and the rest in the streets. Did the 45-minute course, not feeling as good as yesterday, but still a fairly reasonable run by the standards of the last 12 months, particularly on hills. Think I got reasonably close to optimising the route given the time available - certainly didn't have enough time to get another control. Quads a bit sore at the end.

Not sure if hard rubbish scavenging is a legitimate reason to be out this weekend, but whether it is or not, there is plenty of it happening.

Friday May 28 #

8 AM

Run 1:00:00 [3] 10.5 km (5:43 / km)

I'd much rather have been heading for Burra, but this was another encouraging run - most notably because it was the most comfortable I've felt on hills this year. (Not that the area of Thornbury north of All Nations is exactly Mount Everest, but it was reasonably continuously rolling for 4km or so). Quads were starting to feel it briefly around 35 minutes but settled again. Picked off the last remaining streets to pick off the area south of Normanby/Clarendon, and then swung out into the industrial area on Raglan - not too exciting, but at least I won't have to do it again. A couple of reasonably sharp kilometre splits in the second half.

Thursday May 27 #

8 AM

Swimming 37:00 [2] 1.0 km (37:00 / km)

I might have gone swimming anyway - I seem to struggle to come up for a run the morning after the physio does her needlework - but the decision to do so was based on anticipating (correctly) that it wasn't going to be an option tomorrow. A fairly consistent session in a fairly empty pool on a bleak morning, which was probably fairly appropriate in the circumstances.

Wednesday May 26 #

1 PM

Run intervals 16:00 [4] 2.7 km (5:56 / km)

Went out at lunchtime after sleeping pretty badly last night (probably in anticipation of the SA leg of the trip being scuttled, as it was to be during the day). A bit marginal at the start but ended up a consistent session, and it's always a good interval session when the fastest reps are the last ones.

Think I'm now up to plan D for my travels (if they happen at all). There are still 22 letters left in the alphabet and I may need a few more of them depending on developments. Will stay around for a few days, hopefully leaving midweek next week (and reversing direction to start through NSW and finish through SA).

Run warm up/down 26:00 [3] 4.0 km (6:30 / km)

Warm-up and down. Felt considerably better in the afternoon for having done this run, although the day still seemed to disappear (probably as well that I've got at least two more days of work that I wasn't expecting to, given the number of things I still have to get done).

Tuesday May 25 #

8 AM

Run 40:00 [3] 7.1 km (5:38 / km)

Fishermans Bend run before dropping the car off for a service ahead of a trip which looks increasingly unlikely to happen in its planned form. The run ended up being a pretty good one - and while the landscape is very different, the long straight streets of an industrial area seemed to evoke some of the same feelings as the long straight roads and tracks of big sky country. Turned into a pretty good run, with some of the fastest kilometre splits of a non-speedwork run for some time.

Still didn't pick up Vegemite Way (although it was apparent at one point that I was definitely downwind of the factory) - I think some of the nodes must be on the freeway exit - but did collect a street for a familiar name on this site.

Monday May 24 #

7 AM

Pilates 45:00 [3]

Early morning Pilates session. Still felt a bit stiff in the back this morning (and the instructor thought so too), but settling down compared to yesterday. My expectations are that this will be the last such session for a month, but today's events suggest that I can't count on things still going to plan.
8 AM

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

Moved on to the pool, for a session which was fairly conventional (and no fog to get in the way this morning). Felt more comfortable by the end.

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