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Training Log: tinytoes

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  gym class3 3:01:00
  Event3 1:17:23 4.91(15:46) 7.9(9:48)6 /8c75%
  Park Run1 59:40 3.11(19:12) 5.0(11:56)
  Total7 5:18:03 8.02 12.96 /8c75%
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Sunday Aug 20 #

10 AM

Event (SL 11 - Wollong Uni) 23:59 [4] 3.0 km (8:00 / km)
shoes: grey/white

Race 1 of double header. Lovely looking campus - interesting without overload and i think a really good challenge for NSW Schools Champs.
Quite happy with run, took the occasional 10 seconds to be sure of what was happening rather than rush and get confused.
Had a first at #3. Was navigating quite well and was sure I was n the circle but where was the flag/punch? Sure i am at end of garden bed. Flag??? Then I looked down at my leg which was touching the stand - yes was at the centre of circle. Talk about focussed.
Didn't make use/take advantage of the underground carpark options as really wasn't sure of how it worked - and most of my route choices were pretty good.
Still felt pretty good by the end was fairly happy with the result.
Used the building run through 3 times - decided to play a game and try to get to the other side while someone had activated it - worked once.
Lunch in the sun in the Assembly area resulted in a bit of lethargy and I also realised after Race 2 that I did nothing for stretching after Race 1 and I paid for it later in the day.
1 PM

Event (SL 11 - Wollong Uni) 23:57 [4] 2.7 km (8:52 / km)
shoes: grey/white

Race 2 which I tried to warm up for but legs seemed to be heavy, though without a drop in speed - so was struggling as I didn't stretch after Race 1.
Though nominally shorter than Race 1 it is straight line and lots of diagonals.
After talking to quite a few people we agreed that this afternoon's race was much trickier than Race 1. I was also tiring after a heavy weekend.
S-#1 was first instance of not thinking clearly and trusting myself. Took checking too far and didn't trust my building count - and also expected to see the flag whereas it was tucked around behind the building corner rather than being in sight. Lost a heap of time there!!! flitting between 2 buildings - to check.
Always seemed to be on the wrong side of a control - not planning ahead?
Was unsure if I could cross a flowing w/c - no lines but wasn't going to risk it.
Time losses at #1, #2, good flow 3-4-5. Lost the plot #5-#6 even checking #11 en route to #6 knowing full well it was far too soon, #7 stupidly wanted to go direct but olive green on the way - stupid loss of time, less than optimal route choice to #8, #8-#9-#10 OK and getting back some confidence but last bit to #11 (same route at to #6 but not as far) was poor - again olive green... oops no go here. #12-#13-#14-#15-F all good and even some speed generated... because it was near the end and no need to leave anything in the tank.
The whole race seemed like I was struggling to remain in control. Certainly not running faster than nav but something like that in concept. Brain was struggling. But this was a well shared feeling - so well done to course setter Vicki!
Biggest weekend in a long while - about 14km at varying speeds. Weather was glorious, though a bit windy to start with.
Kicked back at the unit with sun streaming in, eating cheese on bikkies and drinking variously coffee and wine. Then a well deserved and much needed nap.
Lovely lovely way to spend weekend - delayed anniversary present to ourselves. rockman did so much this weekend he destroyed 2 crutches rubber caps - but bit smiles were worth it.
I think on cumulative time i would have won W55As course as well - which was my aim. Certainly dropped a heap of time this afternoon.

Saturday Aug 19 #

8 AM

Park Run (Sandon Point) 59:40 [2] 5.0 km (11:56 / km)
shoes: bright pink

Always planned to walk as O obligations in the afternoon. But rockman decided he was going to participate so change of plan, slightly.
Very picturesque but very exposed parkrun but still with the same kindness and spirit of parkrun. Started a little late due to navigational errors but still within the realms of possibilities. rockman kept up a stirring pace!
Nice start to busy weekend.
1 PM

Event (SL 10 - Cataract Scout Ca) 29:27 [3] 2.2 km (13:23 / km)
spiked:6/8c

Fairly easy nav - Scout Camp is pretty benign but happy to support at it was Schools Champs. Could really have been Bush sprint. Only unhappy with 1 route choice (followed some people whom I suspected had local knowledge - which they did) and the last control where there is some considerable discussion about rockface mapping - or lack thereof.
Fairly happy with speed in bush, but not with being allowed to be distracted by others.

Friday Aug 18 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Sculpt) 55:00 [3]

Took a few of the easier options today as 4 runs over the weekend may just tax the knees too much. Good class - well structured. Would have been very good had I pushed hard.

Thursday Aug 17 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Pump) 1:03:00 [3]

After the class walked out behind 5 people in their early 20s I guess. Conversation:
That was tough.
My arms hurt. It makes me think I've never used them before.
I was about to suggest that might have been the case with their legs too as 5 abreast they completely blocked hallway to the exit and walked so slowly someone would have had time to duck into the changerooms and back out and still not be able to leave. We couldn't get around them as they all had wires dangling from 1 ear too.

Wednesday Aug 16 #

Note
(rest day)

Tuesday Aug 15 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Pump) 1:03:00 [3]

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