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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Sep 23, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:56:49 8.82(20:02) 14.2(12:27) 265
  riding1 1:06:46 12.12(5:31) 19.5(3:25)
  swimming1 38:00 0.62(1:01:09) 1.0(38:00)
  Total4 4:41:35 21.56(13:04) 34.7(8:07) 265

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Sunday Sep 23, 2012 #

9 AM

orienteering race (Tas long champs) 1:49:58 [3] 9.3 km (11:49 / km) +265m 10:21 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc spikes

I've never run on the Golden Fleece area before, so yesterday was my first time in St Helens tin mining. Today, despite being the same map, felt very familiar becaus it was suspiciously similar to Littlechild Creek. I've never had a good long run in Tas, particularly not at St Helens, so my expectations were low. Secondary expectation was that I'd be on my own after Bridget, who was last start, had passed me 2 minutes, which happened at 7. But I enjoyed this course, at least up until my orthotics started giving me blisters under my arches, which happened about half way round. Stuck to the ridges as much as possible, took the track on the long leg to 14 but bashed through the green to 15. Less than a minute all up on time loss in the circle, maybe some on route choice and of course lots on nonexistent speed. But it was okay, and a faster km rate than yesterday :)

Saturday Sep 22, 2012 #

2 PM

orienteering race (Aust middle champs) 1:06:51 [3] 4.9 km (13:39 / km)
shoes: Inov8 Oroc spikes

Hmmm, a bit scrappy. Also junky underfoot, but knees actually held up fairly well (acknowledging extreme unco-ness, and a lot of bum-sliding into erosions). I kept stopping short, and looking for controls in ditches about as deep as my knees when the erosions were actually deeper than my head, in some cases. Creeks full of water and ferns were a) pretty and b) not easy to cross. I enjoyed myself but wish I had concentrated better, especially in the Bermuda triangle of casuarinas where I lost time on both 9 and 14. Which is not to say that all the other controls were clean either - a bit like my efforts on Rowdy Flat last weekend.

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012 #

7 AM

riding (Brownhill Creek) 1:06:46 [3] 19.5 km (3:25 / km)

Wow, I have lost so much strength in my quads! Almost came to a complete stop on a couple of slight inclines where I might normally drop perhaps one gear. But actually felt a bit looser after this (and stretching) and I really enjoyed the peace & quiet of being alongside the babbling brook in the valley.
1 PM


Attack of the Killer Physio

Actually, Kath was quite gentle. And horrified, when she saw the swelling in my 'boggy' knee. Which is not to say my other knee is brilliant, it's just less worse. I protested that I hadn't been running on it (much) but that I couldn't not walk around! So, needles, taping, injunction not to run (which I bargained down to 'do the middle but not the long') and appointment with sportsmed Dr but that can't happen until I get back from Tas.

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012 #

7 AM

swimming 38:00 [3] 1.0 km (38:00 / km)

As I half expected, swimming made knees worse. I took off the tape beforehand which was a bad move as now they are twinging in all directions.

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