Paddling 55:18  7.67 km (7:13 / km)
ahr:101 max:113 shoes: Fenn XT
First time out on the Fenn since before the car destructed although I have paddled (in races) since then. I figured I should probably get out and paddle even though XPD is not until next month and it's probably a little bit early to train for it. I also figure I'll hold off entering or organising a team until at least the first week of November in case I break something in the meantime but then I couldn't find any info on the race anyway even though I searched all of the Orienteering WA website. I did find several bulletins pertaining to some silly MTB champs though. How preposterous to think that orienteering on a bike is even a sport! Someone's been wasting his or her time organising all this - probably hasn't even got any entries.
Water out on the Canning had a bit of a swell to it coming from the north so mostly side on, which tested the skills. Thought I'd do about an hour so turned at half an hour but it was more direct coming back so cut the time estimate a bit. The HR just never does anything on a paddle.
Mountain bike 53:25 21.21 km (23.8 kph) +58m
ahr:104 max:135 shoes: Giant XTC Advanced SL 29er
Discovered when I took the XTC out of the car that the bottom zip on the saddlebag had pulled apart even though I carefully cleaned it and got some of the dirt out after it seized up (again) after China. This is the second one of these bags that I've been through since June. So for anyone out there looking at a saddlebag purchase, don't bother with the Lezyne because the tips are fucking stupid and can't even handle a tiny bit of dirt without falling apart and it wasn't cheap either. Mind you, losing a multitool, chain link, derailleur hanger and the only chain breaker I owned somewhere out on the Kalamunda trails adds to the cost. Having said that, every other saddlebag I owned has tended to break within about six months anyway but usually in other ways and I don't lose all my gear in the process.
Easy cruise around the river. Nothing exciting, just contemplating losing my junk.
Running 1:03:10 12.42 km (5:05 / km) +14m 5:04 / km
ahr:179 max:215 shoes: Salomon X-Scream blue/grey
Seriously HR, WTF? This was one of the easiest runs I'd ever do, so slow.
Ran along the north side of the Canning, east of Riverton Bridge, then crossed over the next bridge after the weir, ran down the track immediately on the right for ages until it came to an unexpected end then doubled back, ran across a dicey swampy, grassy area until I found another track then followed that until I ended up back where I started, which was a surprise to me. Apparently when I found the 'other' track, all I'd done was circle around and end up on the track I'd started on without even realising! What great nav skills I have.
So from there the shortest way to the end. This did turn out to be possibly the first time I've ever had a run leg of a brick session longer than the other two legs although it wasn't intentional.