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Training Log Archive: Cakewoman

In the 31 days ending Oct 31, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  kayaking16 17:54:46 40.7 65.5
  cycling11 8:21:00
  Swimming2 1:05:00 1.86(34:52) 3.0(21:40)
  GYM - cardio2 1:00:00
  Paddle Weights Circuit2 50:00
  Total23 29:10:46 42.56 68.5

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Monday Oct 31, 2011 #

cycling 1:00:00 [3]

Wanted to 1) continue riding my bike while I was in the 'love' phase and 2)work up an appetite for the first of our 3 breakfast vouchers at a salamanca cafe. (that we won at the freycinet challenge)

Did both successfully out at Belbins Road, Cambridge - 3 laps of a little 10 (for jon) 15min (for me) course steadily improving each time on the technical things I could do. By the end of it I could 'complete' each obstacle which was really cool.

Stankle really hurts now though - not sure why as we did way more riding in forrest and it didn't hurt this much. hmm.. surely it can't have been the 10 or so metres i ran with my bike on Sunday? in which case, after 3 months of rest it's clearly stuffed anyway.

Sunday Oct 30, 2011 #

cycling 1:45:00 [3]

mtb nav event at Ellendale. did it with mark west and had a great time in high contrast to the last time I was there when I remember having a miserable time on a regular solo orienteering course. I have realised that I have a love-hate relationship with mountain biking.

Saturday Oct 29, 2011 #

Swimming 35:00 [3] 1.5 km (23:20 / km)

The weather and my paddling plans were incompatible today so i settled for a swim with Denny at Clarence.

Friday Oct 28, 2011 #

cycling 50:00 [3]

through peter murrell reserve. really just confirmed my unpreparedness for this weekends rogaine luckily it is only 2 hours.

Thursday Oct 27, 2011 #

kayaking 1:00:00 [3] 8.0 km (7:30 / km)

Thursday night group session. 10,8,6,3 minute efforts with hefty gap in between. Almost couldn't be bothered going tonight but since boat was on roof it would have been shameful not to. was glad I did though as had a good session.

cycling 30:00 [3]

commute

Wednesday Oct 26, 2011 #

kayaking 1:00:00 [3]

relaxing kayak. was 20 minutes too late for the full on glassy conditions though as the breeze picked up. wish I'd had a camera with me out there today though.

cycling 30:00 [3]

commute

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011 #

kayaking 20:00 [3]

warm up/ warm down - mostly just floating around.

kayaking race 41:30 [3] 6.5 km (6:23 / km)

Twilight series race. difficult conditions with really gusty winds. Only got a tiny downwind leg, the rest was sidewind and headwind. sigh.

cycling 30:00 [3]

commute

Sunday Oct 23, 2011 #

kayaking 1:20:00 [3] 11.0 km (7:16 / km)

Group paddle from taroona beach to kingston beach and back. leisurelyish pace.

Saturday Oct 22, 2011 #

kayaking 1:50:00 [3] 17.0 km (6:28 / km)

Very cruisey paddle from marrieville esplanade, north to constitution dock then south to kingston beach. my lift home was still 20 minutes away so I continued onto blackmans bay arriving just as they pulled up. it was all very pleasant with light winds behind me for last 30 minutes.

Thursday Oct 20, 2011 #

cycling 1:00:00 [3]

easy cruise back from margate via peter murrel reserve

kayaking 1:10:00 [3] 10.0 km (7:00 / km)

Night paddling session. 2.5 warm up then 2 longish loops in the area of blinking billy with a bit of a rest in between. then short efforts back to wrest point.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2011 #

kayaking 55:00 [3]

had intended to go for longer but the conditions were challenging with a strong northerly which got even stronger the closer I got to constitution dock. Turned around and surfed back (which was quite hairy at times)

cycling 15:00 [3]

strong northerly was a pain for the second time.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 #

GYM - cardio 30:00 [3]

Paddle Weights Circuit 15:00 [3]

Note

i do not like this colour combination

kayaking race 18:15 [3]

Browns River Race. in KT1. it handled like a rock

kayaking 30:00 [3]

warmup,warmdown, general faffing...

Monday Oct 17, 2011 #

GYM - cardio 30:00 [3]

hellooo gym. it's been a while. I didn't miss you though.

Swimming 30:00 [3] 1.5 km (20:00 / km)

Saturday Oct 15, 2011 #

kayaking 40:00 [3]

quick spin from kingston into easterly, into browns river for a lap, then back out. had fun downwind from browns river to the other end of the beach.

Friday Oct 14, 2011 #

cycling 1:16:00 [3]

pipeline - 47 out, 29 back (thanks mtbskills.com)

Thursday Oct 13, 2011 #

kayaking 1:26:00 [3] 13.0 km (6:37 / km)

From sandy bay up via shore around to tasman bridge then back the straighter way. light to no wind. weird jellyfish like blobs in the sea. no penguins today.

cycling 15:00 [3]

Paddle Weights Circuit 35:00 [3]

Went through a paddling specific cross training session with Ben and a few of the others in my night paddling crew.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 #

cycling 30:00 [3]

ride to work day. or 'almost have a heart attack while riding up napoleon street day'.

Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #

kayaking 1:22:51 [3]

Day 2 Paddle - After a scary nervous washing machine type chaotic start it was a long paddle out to the first turning buoy off the fisheries. By the time I got there it felt like I was by myself at the back of the field. So I was delighted to turn around the buoy and see more than half the pack behind me. Phew! The race seemed like it was going to go on forever but once I got out to the fisheries the 2nd time I was able to psych myself into making it back aournd the bay and out to the line without exploding. Finished 76th out of 166 paddlers and 3rd woman (out of only 20 - in most of the mixed teams the guys do the paddling). Was stoked to beat at least two other people in my regular paddling group who are normally minutes ahead of me. I'd say I was a bit fresher than them though!

Saturday Oct 8, 2011 #

kayaking 1:39:10 [3]

Day 1 Paddle: Man that was tough. The tide was out, the wind was blowing and the current was running - all in unfavourable directions! Easily the toughest paddle I've ever done and it felt so so long. Was happy that I didn't actually run aground at any point (like tonnes of other people) but I did have to stop to get weed off my rudder at the far turning point. The best moment was finishing and seeing the whole team plus kids waiting for me on the beach - cool! Later on Jo showed me a video she took of me starting which showed how hilariously incompetent I was in every aspect (I've never done a racing beach start before!). She has promised not to release it to the public until 99 years after my death.
Was really happy with the result - 74th out of 166 and 3rd fastest woman. Overtook the French professional adventure racing woman along the way who is in town training for the world championships.

Friday Oct 7, 2011 #

kayaking 30:00 [3]

a recce of moulting lagoon as I've never paid much attention to the paddling conditions. ran aground despite attempting to follow the channel markers. The tide will be even lower for the race tomorrow unfortunately.

Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 #

kayaking 52:00 [3]

easy paddle from sandy bay - 30 minutes out into wind and waves, 22 back much more fun.

Monday Oct 3, 2011 #

kayaking 1:05:00 [3]

20 mins warmup then 3 x 30s,60s,90s with 5 mins in between. nice day, small breeze.

Sunday Oct 2, 2011 #

kayaking 1:15:00 [3]

from kingston, took on the big big swell off the beach, paddled to browns river, fell out trying to avoid surfing onto the carpark and devastatingly drowned my radio. Then did two laps of browns river with one bridge to bridge effort 9.35. Felt ok.

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