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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Feb 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 2:05:30
  orienteering2 51:42 4.47(11:33) 7.2(7:11)
  swimming1 35:00 0.62(56:20) 1.0(35:00)
  Total6 3:32:12 5.1 8.2

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Saturday Feb 13 #

7 AM

swimming 35:00 [3] 1.0 km (35:00 / km)

Hopefully a bit more flexible after this.
11 AM

orienteering (Roseworthy College) 24:48 [3] 3.6 km (6:53 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 27

And now, the other 30% of time expenditure, on improving the courses by 10%. Ran around a revamped version of the M21 course, breaking in new shoes. Noted a few little changes which have already occured since the map was made, and went back to check them out, also identified a few alternate control sites, and somehow it was nearly 3pm when I got home...

Friday Feb 12 #

7 PM

orienteering race (Belair SSS) 26:54 [4] 3.6 km (7:28 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 22

Wow, over 100 people out tonight- that's a record in all the Arrows' years of organising Sprint Series. Went out after finishing on the start as usual and tried to run hard but felt rather as though it was through treacle. Good not-so-little course from Bridget, with lots of controls on either inner or outer corners of tennis courts, and a fun loop on the old golf course which was where I first saw Evalin coming up behind me in the distance on the crossover, and so I tried a bit harder still, but she was obviously gaining through the next tennis court section and then on the simplest leg of all I thought "I just have to run to the last court in the row" but my map was folded over and I didn't see the extra one which I ran to instead, so that was a 30-40 sec overshoot by the time I'd come back to the correct one, and meant that Fern definitely beat me (although she'd been faster on most of the splits anyway). Deadlegs felt better after ice cream from Escapegoat - they'd kindly stayed open for the orienteers.

Thursday Feb 11 #

6 PM

running (Belair) 38:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Yesterday I just wanted to to sleep all day - would happily have put my head down on my desk and checked out - but today was somewhat better although legs didn't have much in them (hopefully just due to this week's blood loss) and even the shortest loop in Belair required numerous rests and sit-downs to admire the scenery and the grazing kangaroos.

Tuesday Feb 9 #

6 PM

running hills (Morialta) 55:30 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 22

Feeling a bit more lively today so decided to give driving across town to Morialta a go, and made it there only 5 min late (that was time spent waiting in the queue to get out of the carpark at work). Legs did not appreciate the group's decision to head straight up to Pretty Corner but by the time 15 minutes of uphill was over, they had warmed up ok and coming back down via 3rd Falls was quite nice although I was in a hurry because this meant I'd be late for online OA Board meeting - it's a testament to my dedication to the sport of orienteering, that I have now sadly missed two nights of Amazing Race viewing in a row (last night being Wallaringa committee's meeting).

Sunday Feb 7 #


Cool & cloudy this morning and the rainbow bee-eaters were flitting around everywhere down near the river. We finished off the remaining 28 control sites in enough time to acquire Firehouse Coffee before they closed at 1pm, but I was still pretty tired by the time I got home 4 hours later...

Conversation of the day:
Simon: "There are about 10 tiny little gullies in a row marked along the bottom of the map, do you think they are really a feature on the ground?"
Jenny: "You do realise that's actually where Manu put his signature when he drew the map?"
It's not often that I know something which Simon doesn't :)
7 PM

running 32:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 21

Pretty buggered, but it was too nice an evening not to go out for a jog.

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