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Training Log Archive: blairtrewin

In the 7 days ending Mar 24:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 2:19:30 14.37(9:42) 23.13(6:02)10 /10c100%
  Swimming2 1:15:00 1.24(1:00:21) 2.0(37:30)
  Pool running1 45:00 0.43(1:43:27) 0.7(1:04:17)
  Pilates1 40:00
  Total8 4:59:30 16.05 25.8310 /10c100%

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Sunday Mar 24 #

7 AM

Run 38:00 [3] 6.2 km (6:08 / km)

On the road again, for another event advising trip to China. Having not managed to run yesterday, I thought I'd try doing one on the way out to the airport and it went surprisingly well - slow (probably at least in part because of darkness) but no real signs of injury problems. It was early enough that for some it was still part of Saturday night, which meant there was one of a group of revellers to high-five on the way through. For the first time in a long time, felt like I would have liked to have kept going for longer, but there was a plane to catch.

My hamstring didn't enjoy the flight too much, although walking through the corridors of Hong Kong airport made it a bit less painful, eventually. Took a somewhat unusual route - due north to Charleville, then northwest over Cloncurry and Groote Eylandt - which probably had something to do with avoiding a certain weather system to the west. (Speaking of weather, it was the clearest I can remember the transit of the Indonesian and Philippine islands being).

Saturday Mar 23 #

8 AM

Swimming 37:00 [3] 1.0 km (37:00 / km)

Had hoped for better this morning but was out of sorts (hamstring more than elsewhere, but it's the same underlying problem) and had to settle for the pool. Not quite as slow a session as it felt; a bit of rain kept the outdoor pool at Northcote less crowded than it can be on a Saturday morning (meanwhile inside the median age was about 6).

Friday Mar 22 #

8 AM

Pool running 45:00 [3] 0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)

Not a terribly demanding session, which is just as well as I wasn't terribly awake after a meeting which ran from 3-4.30am (after which I predictably struggled to get back to sleep). Running about 30 minutes later than usual so a slightly different crowd (aqua aerobics has got going in earnest here in the last few weeks).

Definitely not at my most productive at work until coffee had kicked in.

Thursday Mar 21 #

7 PM

Run 29:30 [3] *** 4.73 km (6:14 / km)
spiked:10/10c

Cleared a couple of recent hurdles - ran two days in a row and got through an evening event (only course C, but you have to start somewhere). Felt pretty bad in the second kilometre but better after that - seems to be a recurring pattern. Helped that Westgarth doesn't have as many hills as Templestowe. Think I got the route pretty close to right (a bit of local knowledge helps).

In other news of the day, a recall has been launched for a certain brand of eggs after some were believed to be contaminated with salmonella. Those with the eggs in question are asked to crack them over the head of the nearest racist return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Wednesday Mar 20 #

7 AM

Run 40:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)

Last night's session must have done me some good because this was the least worst run I've done for a while (in the suburbs at least) - a bit of back stiffness around 5-10 minutes but otherwise the issue was just one of being badly unfit. Headed across the Darebin bike bridge for the first time in a while (and perhaps the last in a while because the route under the Chandler is blocked until the end of June, which probably means the end of December). The newly expanded road bridge is clearly doing its job because the traffic jams which gave me so much joy a few weeks back have disappeared.

Tuesday Mar 19 #

8 AM

Swimming 38:00 [2] 1.0 km (38:00 / km)

Started promisingly, drifted out of it in the middle and then finished reasonably well. Shoulders seemed a bit stiff at times, a little surprising since this is the first time I've swum for a bit. Not yet doing a morning swim in the dark - will probably get that chance in a couple of weeks.

Entertaining news story of the day was that the French minister for European affairs has called her cat "Brexit", because it meows loudly wanting to get out but then won't go through the door when it's opened.

And recent events involving eggs reminded me of a late 1980s episode in Canberra when an anti-nuclear protester threw yellow cake at the French ambassador. They were acquitted after convincing the court that the cake was actually perfectly edible and therefore did not constitute a "repulsive substance" as per the charge sheet.

Monday Mar 18 #

7 AM

Pilates 40:00 [3]

Early pilates session; a couple of changes to the exercise set this morning, which seemed to work pretty well for me. Felt a bit more awake than usual this morning (notwithstanding the fact that I arrived in semi-darkness).

My journey was less challenging than that of some; the weekend rail works were running late and the trains still weren't running early on. Think it got sorted out eventually.
8 AM

Run 32:00 [3] 5.2 km (6:09 / km)

Felt reasonably good this morning so thought a run was worth a try, and it worked out, more or less. A bit tight in the first 10 minutes, and slow on the (short) climbs out of the Merri Creek valley, but settled down more or less OK. Not exactly the most stellar run that I'll ever do, but at least it's a run.

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