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Training Log Archive: Yak

In the 7 days ending Dec 2, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Cycling1 3:16:00 44.12(4:27) 71.0(2:46) 890
  commuter bike1 3:10:00 36.66(5:11) 59.0(3:13)
  mt bike2 1:43:00 16.78(6:08) 27.0(3:49)
  swimming1 40:00 0.68(58:31) 1.1(36:22)
  walk1 20:00
  Total4 9:09:00 98.24 158.1 890

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Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

swimming 40:00 [3] 1.1 km (36:22 / km)

Well its only taken me 11 months to get my first swim of the year!
Did it in style though at the AIS 50m pool, and with a lane all to myself.
That was useful, as
a) my goggles kept fogging up
b) my repaired but weak L shoulder meant I had trouble going straight.
Time is a guess and I well may have done an extra 100m, as my counting after 5 is always a worry. Tried to do some kicking only with a pool buoy and was pathetic. Did some breastroke too, as my L shoulder was shocked to have to work.

walk 20:00 [3]

Little stroll around after tea.

Friday Dec 1, 2017 #


Off to OA conference in Canberra - maybe my last.

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 #

mt bike 30:00 [3] 10.0 km (3:00 / km)

Meant to go out this morning but hadn't slept too well because of heat, so I stayed in and did overdue home stuff.

Had a bike coaching session in Bonython Park from 5-8pm.
With major rain & lightning forecast for 7pm my boss wasn't keen to go ahead but the council organiser was, so there we were.
Or at least I was - Leanne's car and trailer had broken down just on the turn in on Port Rd, in peak hour traffic. Luckily we always get there early to set up - I decanted some of the necessary stuff while L waited for the RAA who were literally 5 mins. Alternator.

I was working with the adult learner, while L & Ben rode with the riders.
At 6.50pm L pulled the plug on the session, given the leaden skies and nasty radar pics. Got everything back in trailer & I rode the 5kms back to St Peters arriving with the first clap of thunder.

Not so much rain after all (to midnight anyway) and still hot and sticky inside.

Interesting that the national soccer federation, despite making the World Cup (and about to get some $18millon) is in administrative disarray and likely to get overseen by the international body. Given that the national body should be complying with ASC governance guidelines - how has it blatantly not?

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 #

commuter bike 3:10:00 [3] 59.0 km (3:13 / km)

Was meant to ride with Ori (mtbo rider from Sydney) this morning but hadn't heard from him so took myself off early on a flat ride, so as not to hurt the sore groin.

On bikepath along Torrens into town, past weir, where I saw Patsy Waxman's group loitering. Then along to brewery xmas display where I ran into Keith Conlon's group ... then took myself off to explore Bowden & Brompton which is being inundated with hi rise's.
Even the Adelaide Bike Kitchen has been told to vacate its old building.

Continued on via my old route to Woodville High, almost getting killed crossing south rd, where all the roadworks are...crossed halfway on temp pedestrian lights but from the middle there seemed to be no gap in the fence the other side ...and then a million cars came.
Sadness when I got to Woodville as St Clair Recreation centre ( the scene of many a BB game with 'the amazons" - a team where there were only 2 of us under 5'10) is halfway demolished.
Went a bit further on and connected with the 'greenway' route and took that back to Bowden. Had quick brecki at Hawker café, then past North Adelaide golf course and back along the Torrens on a different route.

Then off to teach littlies I the sun all day.

mt bike 1:13:00 [3] 17.0 km (4:18 / km)

Ori had left a message saying he could ride after work!
So a 2nd ride on a 39 degree day.
I drove over to Waterfall Gully (Basecamp café) while he rode out from town.
Was going to take him up Chambers - Windy tk circuit and then Pioneer Womens Trail but time was perhaps a bit short for that ...and I was definitely short on energy.

So up Waterfall Gully to the track entrance for Pioneer Women's Trail just past Chambers Gully entrance and up to the top. Sent Ori off around the single tk to west of Mt Osmond golf course while I waited. The weather had gone all grey by now, perhaps as a fore-runner to the change.
Lovely sight of 4 girls walking down from above the golf course fully laden with picnic baskets and food for a picnic on the summit. I mentioned that they looked like real pioneer women but I don't think that they got the connation.
Then Ori & I headed up Bullocks and I sent Ori off on the "deer" single tk while I cruised the road. Then headed back homeward down PWT, taking the exit to the top of Glynburn rd and then the big descent down.
Love showing interstaters this trail and the nice sights to Adelaide and to Cleland.
3 ice block day.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2017 #

Road Cycling 3:16:00 [3] 71.0 km (2:46 / km) +890m 2:36 / km

Feeling lethargic still but forced myself out to Bal gp ride.
Got there early (9am) as due to be 35 degrees.
MS was a no show but Janet was there and accompanied me mostly,
Uphill to Carey Gully and across on the delightful (and shady) Deviation Rd to Basket range and then mostly down to Lenswood. Over to Fox creek descent to Cudlee Creek - Tippet rd to chain of ponds and up Gum Hill (6mins) and on to Gumeracha.

After banana stop we had the easier half. However I twinged my L groin muscle getting on, so mostly rode by myself spinning back - Gumeracha, Mt Torrens - Springhead school - bikepath to Charlston, woodside - Balhannah,

Then had to drive to Queen Liz in heat of day for medical appointment.

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