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Training Log Archive: Clara

In the 7 days ending Nov 12:

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  Running2 3:59:14
  Riding2 2:25:00
  Orienteering1 17:58
  Total4 6:42:12

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Sunday Nov 12 #

Riding 1:05:00 [3]

Creek > Ring Road > Upfield Path. Lovely evening for a ride and the legs felt good. Toe felt bad though, and didn't enjoy toe clips.

I need to work on my criteria for logging biking - rode home > Richmond > home this morning, but not counting it because it was in a dress. Then realised that I rode to orienteering in a dress yesterday. Although to be fair, today's dress was a bit fancier.

Saturday Nov 11 #

Riding 1:20:00 [3]

More binge training :)

Rode from home to orienteering, via Collingwood, which is not on the way no matter how you look at it.

Pretty warm out. Thought it might have been cooler along the Darebin Creek path, but was fairly sunny.

Had a bit of a panic before I got to the Ring Road that I hadn't actually checked where the event was, so was pretty happy to see an O sign on Plenty Rd :)

Orienteering 17:58 [3]

Sprint into Spring - Bundoora RMIT

Put my feet into shoes for the first time since Tuesday about 10 mins before I started, and they were actually a lot less painful than anticipated! Winning! And feeling better about Eureka next week too.

Legs didn't have a whole lot of zip in them! Also wasn't really reading ahead or those other orienteering things very well. Slogged around though.

Decided it was too hot for any more training afterwards.

Tuesday Nov 7 #

Running 1:35:44 [3]

Bright 4 Peaks, Buffalo.

Set off in a better position than last year, although possibly rated myself a bit high as a few people ducked past me on the singletrack. It seemed to be easier to pass anyway this year. Managed to go steady on the gradual climb after the first road crossing, mixing up the running and walking. Found the rocks after Mackeys harder going than usual, but still passed a few people tiptoeing along. Saw Belinda gaining on me through the switchbacks.

Thought I wasn't going to be anywhere my PB, but then the track turned for home sooner than I expected, and was able to smash out the last bit. Love the finish (apart from the steps right at the end!).

Beat stair climbing champion Alice McNamara today, which bodes well for Eureka in 2 weeks (although she beat me all the other days... :) )

Back into Bright for a celebratory 3/4 creamy cauliflower.

Note

Pretty stoked to do 4 x PBs (and claim 2 x virtual CB1 scalps). My previous bests were in 2014 when I was the fittest I've been. Now I'm considering taking up mountain running (but the kind where you only run up, because I lose too much time on the descents). I was pushing, and found running against my Garmin and virtual CB1 very motivating.

Nice to finally run the full course of each of the mountains too!

Lovely weekend away with good people and good races :)

Monday Nov 6 #

Running 2:23:30 [3]

Bright 4 Peaks, Hotham.

After a wee break near the start, found the first 6km easier than I remembered (it was a struggle last year). Passed lots of people on the wall (I don't think anyone passed me at all after the creek crossing, although my memory is a little hazy). Spent about 10' eating a race biscuit - I need to make them smaller or enter the world of gels (although I am opposed to people who take gels and drop the tops on the ground - picked up about 10 over the weekend...grrrr).

Stopped to put on warm clothes before leaving the trees and was super happy I did - enjoyed the run to the finish more than last year when I had icy hands. Such a nice run to the end :)

According to Strava (once Jayne set up my account for me and downloaded my tracks) I smashed the final steep bit :) 7/67 (and 10/66 for the Bon Accord vertical k). Got me 3rd in the green jersey competition for the day :)

Another PB, although not directly comparable as the last one finished further away (but I'm claiming it because I don't think I would take 3 mins to cross the road).

Back to the creamy cauliflower.

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