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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Sep 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 2:14:13 7.83(17:09) 12.6(10:39)
  running2 1:29:00
  swimming1 33:00 0.62(53:07) 1.0(33:00)
  Total6 4:16:13 8.45 13.6

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Saturday Sep 21 #

4 PM

running (Sturt Gorge) 33:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Detoured to check out the waterfall in Sturt Gorge, on my way to collect Zara for night O. Definitely worth it after last night's rain, and the Magpie Gully cascades were flowing nicely too.
7 PM

orienteering race (Night Champs Wirra Wirra ) 59:49 [3] 4.4 km (13:36 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Haha, I am very bad at night O, and this was my annual opportunity to prove it. You know that obscure love song from the late '90s which goes "Well, my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off"? Well, that's me - the heart was attached to a pair of legs which did a lot of running but kept continually getting turned around 90 degrees any time I tried to use my compass (tracks were the safe option but sometimes cross country was unavoidable). Good fun and glad I went along on a wintry night :)

Friday Sep 20 #

7 AM

swimming 33:00 [3] 1.0 km (33:00 / km)

Knees not great this morning, but it was warm out and the water was lovely in.

Thursday Sep 19 #

5 PM

orienteering (Flinders Uni) 37:33 [3] 4.5 km (8:21 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 24

Nearly crosseyed with tiredness but squeezed this in between work and OA board meeting - ran the knockout qualifier courses from Sprint Adelaide weekend and was about 90 sec slower on each than last Jan, which is definitely not ideal. A couple of times I found myself thinking as I ran "must get out my maps and see which route I took then" before realising that I was carrying the same physical pieces of paper today!

Wednesday Sep 18 #

6 PM

orienteering race (Shepherds Hill) 36:51 [3] 3.7 km (9:58 / km)
(injured) shoes: Asics Kayano 24

Found some Nurofen in my desk drawer this afternoon, so by end of day my leg allowed me to go for a run around Tyson's M21 course from 2012 sprint champs (which I controlled). I just about doubled Simon's time from then, but admittedly it was getting pretty dark in the creek bottom by the end!

Tuesday Sep 17 #


Would have liked to run @Nth Adl but even after icing it throughout the day, shin was still very swollen, tight & painful - sigh. At least I'm finally catching up on my backlog of orienteering organisational commitments (now that work has quietened down a little and so I'm not still doing real work after work).

Monday Sep 16 #


The outdoor pool opened on the weekend and I was all excited about going for a swim (in preference to running because my bad shin is feeling really compartment-y) but this morning when I walked the dog there was lightning less than 2km away, thunder which he's too deaf to notice, and hail which bounced off his coat - so I thought better of self-immersion.

Sunday Sep 15 #


Topi the Corgi made my day (also made me want to spend summer in Finland):
5 PM

running (Piccadilly) 56:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Had hoped for some orienteering today but knees still unhappy and it was quite warm in the sun so I spent the day doing house-and-garden stuff, then since I had to go to the rogaine committee meeting this afternoon, took the opportunity to run on back roads around there afterwards: 10 min down into Piccadilly Valley, 15 min straight up Gores Rd to the saddle between Mts Bonython & Lofty, 10 min around the Wine Shanty Track in Cleland, 20 min back down Sprigg Rd as it was getting dark (a woman crossing the road in her dressing gown saw my headlamp approaching and said she thought I was a bicycle!).

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