Training Log: Yak
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||mt bike||2|| 4:10:00|| 44.12||(5:40)|| 71.0||(3:31)|
| ||walk||2|| 3:00:00|| 2.17|| 3.5|
| ||Total||4|| 7:10:00|| 46.29|| 74.5|
Spent the morning getting controls and maps sorted, and packing clothes & endless stuff from 2 trips to Alice this year. Meant to do this yesterday but too crook. Many thanks to MC who put up with my disarray and 16 hr workdays. Was sad to pull out of Mt Johns for last time as M is Adelaide bound again with work.
Then waited 45 mins for blood test so last hr drive to Kings Canyon Resort was in the dark. Had a big herd of brumbies cross the rd, luckily on a crest so they stood out. Resort hardly had any quests ...i had choice of 20 powered site block.
mt bike 1:00:00  21.0 km (2:51 / km)
Sick as a dog - high temp, raging headache, struggling to keep water down.
Had schools champs to organise - luckily I came up with a good plan for starting etc and I was able to supervise and not do much. This was aided by Penny, from OLSH bringing 5 student officials ....needed them. Two desert storm people did the timing and Manu checked cards and Doris Round helped on the start too.
Despite the printing being very faint (again) it all went well. C 2 & C4 were a little long but all coped. One of the little girls who got badly lost last year went solo and won, so excellent.
Manu & Doris collected controls while I tried not to die on site at the café.
Spent the afternoon with icepacks everywhere before I went into the pharmacy to get some medicine. Needed an IV drip in reality.
Decided to go for an evening bike cruise out to Flynn's Grave which actually helped for awhile - dropped in to give a key to Hugh.
walk 1:00:00  3.5 km (17:09 / km)
Control hanging. 4 dingos attempted to round me up in the Todd.
Will need to tell my 10 yr old kids tomo not to be scared!
Feeling really crook - headache, sore throat, no voice.
12 hrs in front of computer.
am Used my freebie for visit to Desert Park - lovely.
Had lunch at Bond Springs station 20 kms north.
The owner is a cycling patron who started sponsoring 2 junior riders from the AS Road cycling club to go I/s each year over 40 years ago as he had seen them struggling out training behind older riders.
Prizes given from results of todays race -"Head for the Hills" each year.
His property is 720 sq miles and runs shorthorn - organic beef.
He provided lunch today beside his pool after the race.
I would have liked to have raced but my 3 race licence had been utilised.
walk 2:00:00 
Walking around desert park for 30 mins or so and then 90 mins taping control sites at TS.
mt bike 1:30:00  20.0 km (4:30 / km)
XC race from Scout centre.
On a real rutty, shitty track and the course went the opposite way to the way I pre-rode it a week ago, so that was no bloody use.
Wasn't too happy re the rugged rocks and single tk start so commenced near the rear only for a rider ahead to crash after 500m - this lost me a long distance. First 2 laps (of 4) I was really unco and had to step off about 6 times incl the dangerous descent.
Then I found my mojo and passed a few people and rode quite well on the final lap. Got the usual comment from organisers ..." your laps just got faster and faster ...strange." Icing on the cake was being presented with my gold medal by Dawn Fraser ...had a bit of a chat.
mt bike 30:00  10.0 km (3:00 / km)
Out to Desert Park & return.
mt bike 1:10:00  20.0 km (3:30 / km)
Lap out to Telegraph station checking control sites for I/s event next Tuesday
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