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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Sep 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running4 2:56:00
  orienteering1 1:44:57 6.03(17:25) 9.7(10:49) 190
  riding1 1:03:00 12.12(5:12) 19.5(3:14)
  Total6 5:43:57 18.14 29.2 190

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Saturday Sep 14 #

6 PM

running (Morialta) 1:02:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Geoff & Tobias dropped me & Vanessa @Stradbroke Rd and we ran up past 3rd Falls to Norton Summit, where the boys (and Mike) met us for drinks on the balcony, then dinner watching the rising full moon, at the Scenic Hotel. It was a bit warm in the sun going up so we stuck to the southern side; plenty of water in the falls and the valley along Colonial Drive is still lovely and green, so this was a perfect run although knees were getting unhappy by the end, maybe because of Killer Massage this morning and then helping parents with catering for their garden club working bee.

Friday Sep 13 #

7 AM

riding (Brownhill Creek) 1:03:00 [3] 19.5 km (3:14 / km)

No sign of the CPM, but perhaps s/he was lost in the fog...a false alarm swooping through the mist turned out to be only a kookaburra.

Also, wonders will never cease: not one but two buses gave way as I was turning across in front of them at the Grange/Sussex roundabout. Hand signals do work :)
6 PM

running (Shepherds Hill) 40:30 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Modified 3-hills loop to loosen up knees/shins which were horrible, as always after riding. Worth it for the full moon rising which made me want to go properly rogaining - it's so long since I've done a 24hr...

Not sure though that I can bring myself to pay $50 for the 4-hour "Fright Night" next month which will be Hallowe'en themed despite taking place a full 3 weeks prior to All Hallows' Eve. When I said this to Geoff, he offered to instead buy me $50 worth of watermelon & pizza so I could pretend that I'd been at a rogaine!

Thursday Sep 12 #


Yesterday, I took my running gear to work, but forgot my orthotics, so instead of going for a springtime run I just stayed back and did more work.
Today, I took my running gear to work, but forgot my sports bra, so instead of going for a springtime run I just stayed back and did more work.

Wednesday Sep 11 #


It's never a good sign to come out of the house, dog on leash, and find that the concreters on the building site next door are hosing down one's car in one's own carport!!! I know they're pouring the foundations right on our boundary line, but don't you think they could have asked me to move my nice new* car before they splashed it with cement?

Perhaps they didn't want to admit that they'd started well before the legally permissible time of 7am...

*but no longer pristine, because someone gently rear-ended me at the lights a few weeks ago and their numberplate scratched my bumper :(

Tuesday Sep 10 #

6 PM

running (North Adelaide) 43:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 24

Couldn't muster the energy or flexibility for an actual tempo run to/from the weir so just stuck with the back markers of the group. Foot better, knees worse, when compared to yesterday. Possibly it depends on the shoes?

Monday Sep 9 #

7 PM

running 30:30 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Recovery jog home from the supermarket. Not sure that this was good for my foot but it didn't make knees worse.

Sunday Sep 8 #

10 AM

orienteering race (SA long champs) 1:44:57 [3] 9.7 km (10:49 / km) +190m 9:51 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc spikes

Crooked Straight, last year's AMDC map. The main take-home message I recalled from last year was: sand is sandy. I remembered this too late to do anything about it in training though. Wasn't quite sure how a long race could be achieved out of this area but Peter Mayer managed it well. Apparently there was significant difference between his climb estimations and those of Bob Smith as controller, depending on what each of them considered the optimal route...

Gosh, this is a fun area! From the very start you had to concentrate, and I was pleased with myself for nailing the first (danger downhill) control, then choosing the wide route around the clifftops to the second, where I was so excited to see Steve Cooper emerging from the creek end below me that I ran straight to his control instead of my own on a creek 100m further west - oops, 2 min lost already. Glad of a drink on 4 because the sun had come out, then ballsed up the approach to 5 because I aimed for a prominent tree on the ridgeline without ever bothering to check where that actually was on the map, and triangulated off a small knoll 100m south of where I meant to be, then spent about 3 min doing some circle work before fixing on the correct basin. As the course setter said, I should just have aimed for the fence corner to start with - but where's the fun in that?

Really enjoyed the navigating, but knees were baaaad. At first it was just that I had to walk all of the uphills, but by halfway around the course even going down was painful, and where Winsplits thinks I made mistakes it's mostly that I had to stop & stretch. Was tempted to call it, when the course passed back so close to the finish, but I'm not a quitter and I really wanted to complete the challenge I'd set myself. And it was worth it, just for the lovely river flats section in the NW (so close to where I'd been trying to convince cars to park among the gaps between the saltbush last year...).

Expected the drive home to be equally uncomfortable but after very good coffee from the old fire station café I agreed to take parents on back roads to look for where mum's mother had lived among the mallee when a girl (sooo dry out that way) then we crossed on the ferry at Swan Reach and took Pine Hut Rd up the range from Sedan, something I've always wanted to do. It's bounded on both sides by dry-stone walls and the views back east to the river plains are magnificent, and it comes out between the Keyes Gap & Marne Rocks maps, so it made perfect sense to stop for dinner at the pub at Mt Pleasant. I don't want to go to work tomorrow!

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