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Training Log Archive: theway

In the 7 days ending Apr 7:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking5 4:39:15
  Strength Stability Suppleness2 1:05:00
  Cycling3 45:30
  Running1 45:00
  Total8 7:14:45

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Sunday Apr 7 #

7 AM

Walking (speedygeese) 2:00:00 [3]
shoes: helios - black

Stockyard Spur with Imo! 47:10 to helipad cairn, 1:34:20 to T Junction, returned same way.
Managed to arrive at the start point of Corin dam with 4 minutes to spare. Shivered along with a few other frozen Geese, then we ducked into the toilets for some last minute reduction of weight because every tiny bit counts when the gradient is 30 - 35% in parts and because I'd had 2 cups of tea, and because number 2's for Imo (great stuff!). I was barely inside toilet block for a minute, yet when I came out all the Geese had flown, and this is such a speedy group of geese that we never saw or heard them again on way up. Didn't really matter because we were a good percentage slower paced and only went to T junction for about 13k total and a bucket load of climb - 500m climb in the first 2k, then some more climb to junction (maybe 700m climb in total?)

Foot niggle didn't even exist for 3/4 of it, then the faintest reminder, therefore I declare it better. Sacrum was unhappy for first hour at least, with unstable feeling and little sharp pain on every step, but later it settled down to v small dull ache in R glute so I could run quite well. Enjoyed running on the stunning soft track in such glorious country, felt great. Saw party of 4 red robins, so bright.
Legs were totally smashed by end for both of us, yet it didn't feel difficult to descend the steps at all; hurray!

We stopped a few times to eat and take in views, very cruisy. Much of the time was spent in food fantasy land - I should have eaten breakfast. Just before helipad on way down we encountered our first speedygeese. About 5 passed us. Nice to say hello. Chatted in carpark then drank our tea and coffee, ate the best chocolate and left.

Running 45:00 [3]
shoes: helios - black

The run parts - an estimate
7 PM

Strength Stability Suppleness 5:00 [1]

Rolling quads, more Vodka bottle than foam roller (am an improviser). Some stretches as well. I'm gonna be sore

Saturday Apr 6 #

1 PM

Cycling 13:00 [3]

a quick shopping trip. Didn't take car in spite of carrying heavy load of veg because needed a little exercise before tomorrow. Foot is good I think

Friday Apr 5 #

6 PM

Cycling 20:00 [2]

to LBulb show. Piano tonight, nice surprise to have Ida and Pablo turn up! Lovely evening for a ride

Thursday Apr 4 #

9 AM

Walking (Mt Majura) 53:00 [3]
shoes: helios - black

Mt Majura with Imo and Dusty. Walked up to nearly top then down, being cautious with foot and good prep of legs for a stockyard spur on sunday. Tried a few steps of run but it still feels too soon. Spent rest of day in bare feet even outside and that feels really good. Imo's app said we did 7k which feels like a step up from recent outings.
Saw Craig (neighbour) and Kelda-dog on upper slopes, seems he has a majura habit these days.
Stunning autumn day and have made some progress on my CanbEuroVision Song contest concept. Excited at last!

Wednesday Apr 3 #

12 PM

Walking 38:30 [2]
shoes: old blue trailrocs

blackie with Fred. Foot niggle that I've had on top of left foot since sunday I think seems to be better today. a few days of no run has fixed it.

Tuesday Apr 2 #

12 PM

Walking (Mt Ainslie Run-up) 22:45 [4]
shoes: purple inov8 trailrocs

Left foot niggle so after few steps of run decided to walk all of it. Managed to get ahead of the 2 runners at the back of group so walking is not always the slowest. Nice to see the usual crowd

Walking 25:00 [2]
shoes: purple inov8 trailrocs

walked down with Flan

Monday Apr 1 #

9 AM

Cycling 12:30 [3]

To bernies, to put bike in for service.

Walking 20:00 [3]
shoes: old blue trailrocs

Left bike, walked to shops passing a man with very long grey hair, wearing 5 Fingers shoes, with his hands stretched out flat as if imitating a train for a little kid. Lots of focus on running alignment!

Strength Stability Suppleness 1:00:00 [1]

then squashed all the energy out of me moving mulch in wheelbarrow and spreading it as fast as possible. Exhausted and Hungry afterwards.

Did my single leg squats and ab strength and spine mobility too.

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