Had an off day today. Tried to ride tempo (above 80%) but just couldn't find any speed. My legs started to burn quicker than usual and I couldn't figure it out. Kalamunda hill was a killer with the speed way down too. Oh well, I guess some days you have it and others you don't.
HRM was playing silly buggers again. No CME to blame today. Interestingly, if I pressed the band with my fingers, the HR data settled down. The Garmin 310XT is going in for a warranty repair shortly, so I will send the band in too. Hopefully they will be able to fix the HR band somehow?
Running40:00 5.0 km (8:00 / km) shoes: Custom Kayaks Mentor
Attended the level 1 orienteering coach practical day today in Kalamunda. It was an eye opener having to conduct a training session. The number of things you have to think through while planning was a surprise.
My activity worked ok. The idea of the leader running with a marked map and calling out what he was reading on the map didn't work that well as the followers couldn't hear him.
The route choice activity could have been really good if we had been paired up with someone of similar ability and were shown both routes before we headed off. Andre's activity of relocating after chasing a leader was great fun. I was paired with Simmo. He did his best to make it easy for me, running over clear landmarks on the way to the control. I tried to make it hard for him by running quickly and getting lost. This, however, made it hard for myself!
Shins a bit sore at the end of the. Hard running week this week with 3 sessions somehow. Not sure how that snuck up on me.
Same deal as on the way there with the legs not responding. Lower back right side was also really hurting on the way back. I needed a few stretches to get me through. I'm not sure whether my perception of it was accurate, but the pain felt slightly different today as it has on other long rides. I've been doing some major stretching after visiting the physio and getting another new diagnosis. This one may be on to something - wI'll just have to wait and see.
I rode down the Zig Zag and caught up with 2 skateboarders on long boards. They were going about 30kph and sliding through the hairpins! Awesome sight. As I got to the end, they suggested I measure their speed down the hill just after the Zig Zag ends. Sure, I say. The boys tightened up their trucks (that's a skating term for axles), got into the aero position and got to 63kph!!!!
Dropped by the Avon finish on the way home. I wanted to see the faces of pain but came by at a time when there weren't many padllers finishing. The finishing island almost wasn't an island! Soooo glad I didn't do it this year.