In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Run||3|| 1:53:00|| 11.99||(9:25)|| 19.3||(5:51)|
| ||Pilates||1|| 40:00|
| ||Swimming||1|| 39:00|| 0.62||(1:02:46)|| 1.0||(39:00)|
| ||Total||5|| 3:12:00|| 12.61|| 20.3|
Run 41:00  7.0 km (5:51 / km)
My version of Attack of the Killer Physio seems to have worked, at least for today - it was a rather sleepy and unenergetic run (probably thanks to a late night at the tennis last night) but all relevant body parts were functioning more or less as they supposed to, and ventured onto some rougher tracks on Darebin Parklands without any problems other than being very slow (a marked contrast to Sunday where a half-contour bump was enough to set the Achilles off). Hopefully something to build from.
There was some mirth around today at news that the government was announcing funding for a replica vessel to circumnavigate Australia for the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's voyage (those with a knowledge of Australian history will recognise the problem here). Other parts of the voyage which I presume will not be accurately re-enacted include sailing straight past the entrance of Sydney Harbour, running aground on the Great Barrier Reef and firing muskets at uppity members of the local indigenous population.
There was also some discussion today as to what we should call this summer now that it looks highly likely that it will comprehensively beat most of the heat records set in the so-called "Angry Summer" of 2012-13. My entry so far is that the Angry Summer is about to be downgraded to 'slightly miffed'.
Pilates 40:00 
Early-morning pilates session. Seemed to be working some of the muscles harder this morning, which I take to mean that I was doing more of the exercises properly.
Unusually, this was directly before a massage/needles session, which as noted in recent days was badly needed. The fact that it was badly needed was reinforced by how strongly my calves responded to the needles - I was shuffling round for most of the rest of the day.
Run 31:00  5.3 km (5:51 / km)
Once again, 30-40 minutes seems to be an upper limit for my calves/Achilles at the moment. Getting out for this is better than nothing but still well short of what I'd want to be doing. Did feel at least half-reasonably for as long as that part of the body held up.
Run 41:00  7.0 km (5:51 / km)
Not the most convincing of efforts, but at least I managed to get out for something which bore a vague passing resemblance to a run without completely falling apart. Achilles still not brilliant - next physio session on Monday can't come soon enough. More pleasant conditions than has been the case through the week.
Having a weekend day at home did provide the opportunity to get some things done (albeit not as many as I had intended), as well as spend some Christmas book vouchers...
Still struggling. This is getting frustrating.
Swimming 39:00  1.0 km (39:00 / km)
Felt a bit less drained after a decent night's sleep but stiff and tight all over, and took to the water. The best that can be said for this session is that it would be good training for a challenge mentioned elsewhere on AP, given that the objective of that challenge is to come last - a feeling discreetly indulged in towards the end of the season by supporters of underperforming AFL teams, and more openly in the NFL where a few years back fans urged their teams to "suck for Luck" (next year's version is apparently "tanking for Trevor"). Both calves got tight towards the end, not something I'd expect of a swim.
Glad I'm not in Wagga though.
I was not previously aware that a potato cannon
was a thing. Subsequent discussion suggests this may simply reflect the fact that I didn't spend much of my childhood around farms or quasi-farms (although it still seems a rather strange weapon to use for a drive-by shooting).
- Jun 17, 2050 [1,638w, 2d]: Y - wmoc 2050 Magic's got some competition in M75.
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