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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Aug 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 1:37:31 5.1(19:08) 8.2(11:54)
  running2 1:25:00
  riding1 1:07:00 12.12(5:32) 19.5(3:26)
  Total4 4:09:31 17.21 27.7

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Saturday Aug 3 #

3 PM

riding (Brownhill Creek) 1:07:00 [3] 19.5 km (3:26 / km)

Took a break from housework (which probably should have been real work) to go for a ride. Knees still a bit tight from Killer Massage earlier.

Thursday Aug 1 #

6 PM

running (Belair night) 55:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Eastern Belair loop including redwoods, trainline, Station Rd,Upper Sturt tennis courts, with Zara & both dogs. Had thought my foot was ok so wore these shoes again and got a sharp stabbing pain from the ballast gravel along the line. Nice clear (crisp) night though and eventually I could feel my fingers again.

Tuesday Jul 30 #

6 PM

running (North Adelaide) 30:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Decided after the group warmup lap that knees would prefer a short jog to a tempo run. Pretty stuffed tonight anyway, either from work or from 2 x 6am flights on the weekend.

Monday Jul 29 #


Sooo frustrating trying to work out from the WRC results, who was actually in each team, when they were obliged to enter using stupid team names! Also trying to work out what sort of experience Zara & I might have had if we'd been entered - given the weather, possibly like the NZ 2010 debacle (and that was a year in which I'd previously trained for an 80km run, so I am waaay less fit now).

Sunday Jul 28 #

10 AM

orienteering race (Bendig-O-Ringen) 1:37:31 [3] 8.2 km (11:54 / km)
shoes: Inov8 Oroc spikes

This was a fun event thanks to Neil & Julie - 4 short courses on goldmining skraplands (bottersnike territory, but it wasn't too junky) on the northern outskirts of Bendigo, with the simple premise that the time taken to travel between the last control on one map and the first control on the next map was deleted from the splits, and all 4 course times added together for the final result.

My times for each map (including time to/from first/last control):
St Justs Point - 27 min (including about 3 at a standstill trying to fight my way through a thicket of brush when I knew exactly where I was meant to be one watercourse further over)
New Argus 24 min (poor route choice right over the big mullock heap, overshot one control)
South Star 24min (maybe I should have gone straight up the massive erosion instead of around)
New St Mungo 31 min (again got caught in green and also took some very wide route choices, plus didn't see the correct way from last control to finish through school).

I was generally slow & uncoordinated because of my knees, and still a bit flat from having a cold, but this was very enjoyable orienteering (the middle two maps when combined = Virginia Hill) and the sun was shining upon Bendigo, unlike in grey Melbourne. A pity that more people hadn't come up from Melbourne though. With serious promotion, the 5-races-in-two-days format could become a premier weekend on the OV calendar!

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