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Training Log Archive: robw

In the 7 days ending Nov 26, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 5:50:00
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  Mountain Biking1 1:00:00
  Total5 7:50:00

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Sunday Nov 26, 2017 #

Mountain Biking 1:00:00 [3]

Short spin on bruce ridge, legs very sore and tired and crawled along.

Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

Running 4:50:00 [3]

Long run out to Mt Jagungal from Round mountain with Craney.

When Craney suggested this I knew I'd struggle but I really wanted to do it anyway so I made an appointment to see Cathy and try and fix my muscle problems and diligently did a couple of days of stretching. After a few km it was pretty clear it was going to be a long day for me but i tried to ignore that, run with good form and enjoy being up in the mountains on a beautiful sunny day.

Jagungal looked a fair way off but we plugged away and soon enough we were at Derschkos Hut not far from the base of the mountain. Had a quick stop to check it out and then continued on, filling up with water at the last creek. WE passed the cairn marking the footpad which we (I?) decided wasn't straight enough and headed on up via a scree slope which made a sort of path through the scrub. This led us nicely up to the clear snow grass and rocks and I loved this section, maybe because we were walking, but anyway it felt like we were going up a mountain which we were.

At the top we stopped for a few photos, Craney checked the cricket score and updated his social media and then we headed off. We headed straight for the only bit of snow we could see nearby and pretended to ski down, Craney on his map toboggan, me on my shoes. The nice snow grass changed to a scrubby gully pretty quickly and it was nice to finally hit the track again.
Unfortunately this meant we need to run properly again which we were both struggling with.

I started breaking the rest of the run into the smallest segments I could and focused on those as round mountain looked a long way back and we both knew the second half was hillier. Stopped for a rest and a chat with a cyclist at O'Kefees hut which looked very different to my memories of camping there 20 years ago. Got onto Farm Ridge which had a beautiful grassy "undulating" fire trail and could see big clouds with thunder and lightning rolling in around us. This gave us a sense of urgency but unfortunately our bodies were plodding along and we lamented the state we were in, slowing to a walk on the steeper hills. I was so sore I even stopped for a few voltaren which i never do on runs like this.

Hitting the tumut river at the bottom of farm ridge seemed like a good milestone but then we had a big climb back up to the car. With a few km to go tit started raining then hailing and we ducked into a hut to put our jackets on - and have an excuse for a rest. It was pretty clear it could go on for a while sso we just headed back out into it to get the last few km done. It stopped just as we got back to the car which at least allowed us to get changed into dry clothes for the long drive home.

We were both pretty hungry but the timing was against us as we got to cabramurra too early and adaminaby too late for a burger so we had to make do with a big plate of chips and sauce which werent nearly as good as Craney roast lamb and barossa shiraz chips we had already eaten in the car. Still super sore but great fun day out.

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

Running 30:00 [3]

Arvo run on aranda hill with3 5min efforts. Trying to run faster to keep good form.

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017 #

Running 30:00 [3]

Short lap of the lake with 15min tempo after work

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

Yoga 1:00:00 [3]

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