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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Sep 23, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 2:21:00
  riding1 1:10:00 12.12(5:47) 19.5(3:35)
  swimming1 37:00 0.62(59:33) 1.0(37:00)
  orienteering1 21:26 1.93(11:08) 3.1(6:55)
  Total6 4:29:26 14.66 23.6

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Saturday Sep 23, 2017 #

4 PM

orienteering race (Australian Sprint Champs) 21:26 [4] 3.1 km (6:55 / km)
shoes: Asics 2000-4

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. A fun campus with lots of little buildings and the possibility of going the wrong way around them, even at the very slow plodding pace with which I was afflicted from the get-(stop-and-)go. First really short leg was fine, compass wouldn't settle for the next couple of controls and I was all over the place; Liv ran past me on the way to 3. After that it was mostly ok apart from the heat and my unfitness, but I was annoyed at the 'passable wall' on the way to 15 which had 8-foot high mesh behind making it impassable. Guess this is a similar result to about how I was running at the 5-Days last December; certainly there wouldn't have been anywhere to hide if I was in 40s this weekend, either. And at least my not hiring a SI Air card made no difference to my placing because I was so far behind.

Thursday Sep 21, 2017 #

7 PM

running (Belair night) 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 23

Made hard work of trainline-steps loop with Zara/Callum & Nick. Hopefully it's just that knees & hips are still tight post-rogaine. The next time we do this run will be in daylight!

Wednesday Sep 20, 2017 #

7 AM

swimming 37:00 [3] 1.0 km (37:00 / km)

New goggles hated me. Also it's a long time since the end of May. But the water was pleasant.

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017 #

6 PM

running hills 34:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 23

5 x Montefiore Hill (a bit less worse than 2 weeks ago although legs still lactic from last night's massage) + warmup/down. I am starting further up the hill than in previous years and have the horrible feeling that I'm going into Aust Champs week less fit than ever before; am sure that's not completely true, but I have neither terrain strength nor sprint speed. Surely I can work on both of these in the next 3 days...

Monday Sep 18, 2017 #

6 PM

running 47:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 23

After AOTKM I drove to Seacliff and went for a run up to Marino lighthouse (winter is back and the waves were crashing on the rocks) and meandered back down via some small bushland reserves. Feeling just about ready to start training for nationals and a little bit horrified to realise that they are only 5 days away - oops.

Sunday Sep 17, 2017 #

5 PM

riding (Brownhill Creek) 1:10:00 [3] 19.5 km (3:35 / km)

Was rather tired today - not having slept well, partly because it was so cold in the big tent (about -1 overnight rather than the forecast +5) and also because of the freight trains which seemed to come roaring through the tent at intervals throughout the night - so after being at the start for a couple of hours, I was grateful for the other Wallaringans who helped me collect controls, and in fact the event was all packed up by 2pm, by which time it was getting rather warm. And since it was still a pleasant spring afternoon after we came home, I eventually went for a bike ride even though what I really felt like was a nap.

Today's courses used the same controls as yesterday and offered either last night's courses approximately in reverse (before anybody asks, no, there weren't any hidden messages) or a score event, which although people like John managed to complete in under an hour, allowed walkers and juniors to spend up to 2 hours getting all 30 controls - one of the limitations of planning courses in this area being the train line, but I'd managed to identify 3 culverts of varying sizes for people to stroll or stoop through. In general, although there were some controls which people found difficult, particularly at night, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I received good feedback. Everyone loved our pet echidna, too, which Geoff snaffled when we were in Cheap As Chips yesterday buying the glowsticks and which a surprising number of people thought was real when they saw him in the grass near the start :)

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