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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Jun 8:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running5 2:56:00 12.37 19.9
  orienteering3 2:30:03 8.95(16:46) 14.4(10:25)
  Total8 5:26:03 21.31 34.3

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Saturday Jun 8 #

8 AM

running tempo (Yeldulknie Weir Trail par) 29:00 [4] 5.0 km (5:48 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 27

Following in Ricky’s footsteps today, ‘cos I surely wouldn’t have known that there’s a parkrun in Cleve if he hadn’t logged it a few years ago…

Slept badly because I was worried about it being too cold in the morning for my hands (having inadvertently left my gloves home) but in fact it only got down to 8 degrees so that was manageable and I even felt like exploring the local school (would make a good little sprint map) while warming up. Started off too fast because I was chatting to and trying to keep up with Susan George, then she took off at her real pace and I plodded along with completely dead quads from yesterday. Was unsurprised that Blair came through me on the first little hill after the turnaround (which symbol I had passed on the way into town yesterday) but at least I managed to keep the return journey with net uphill to only 20 sec slower than outbound. Couldn’t believe how much tougher this felt than yesterday’s casual sunset jog :(
2 PM

orienteering race (Louth Bay) 44:14 [3] 5.0 km (8:51 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 black/green

Pretty sure I’ve never been into Louth Bay before now despite umpteen road trips to Port Lincoln, so this was a novelty and also quite fun - it’s a tiny town with no jetty and about eight streets plus a nine- hole golf course amongst little scrubby dunes.

So what made this course interesting was the mental shifts in navigational pace when it became necessary to venture into the scrub looking for a basin or high point, and the opportunity to compare splits with Zara and Steve and Blair after dinner as we are all sharing a really lovely townhouse right on Lincoln Cove Marina and where homecoming tuna-fishing boats pass by right outside our living-room windows! And importantly, G & I have claimed the downstairs bedroom because my quads are refusing to go up & down stairs at all.

Friday Jun 7 #

12 PM

running (Port Augusta ) 40:00 [3] 6.4 km (6:15 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 black/green

Road trip time! We left home early enough to go via the beautifully-painted silo in Bute, plus to get coffee after walking in Richard’s footsteps on Port Broughton jetty (saw a stingray swimming below) then in Port Augusta, Geoff dropped me and Blair off just across the bridge so that we could run to meet him at the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens - via water tower lookout and then tidal flats of Spencer Gulf. Feeling a bit hot and bothered today as it was warm in the sunshine - but cold in the shade as I found out when we three waited nearly an hour for our lunch at the botanical gardens’ cafe.
5 PM

running (Cleve ) 34:00 [3] 5.5 km (6:11 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 black/green

Next painted silos for the trip were viewed at Cowell and then we turned inland towards Cleve as the sun got lower but we still had time to stop in at Yedulknie Weir (decommissioned reservoir) so then I was able to run the 5km walking trail from there into town to our accommodation, stopping to take some lovely sunset photos along the way. This definitely made up for getting stuck at work trying to finish everything off last night before a week away!

Wednesday Jun 5 #


Eschewed exercise, in favour of creating corgoid cookies...although actually, International Corgi Day was yesterday!

Tuesday Jun 4 #

6 PM

running intervals (North Adelaide) 15:00 [4] 3.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: Asics Kayano 28 purple

Jack suggested the group do 3-minute intervals x 5, at "threshhold" pace (whatever that is) and I quickly figured out that the most distance I could run in 3 minutes was going to be about 600m, so then I just focused on the 200m marker posts rather than exact timing.

running warm up/down (North Adelaide) 28:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 28 purple

Monday Jun 3 #

5 PM

running (Flinders Uni) 30:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 seagreen

It had seemed so cold inside at work* during today, that this wasn't worse.

*I actually procured and drank hot** soup in between meetings at my desk, and I almost never consume soup.

**regulation cafeteria-temperature, AKA lukewarm by the time it got back to my desk.

Sunday Jun 2 #

11 AM

orienteering race (Woodhouse Sprint OY) 26:49 [3] 3.4 km (7:53 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 24 black/green

Wallaringa's event today but I wasn't needed to help, so lingered at home until such time as it might not be *too* cold in the hills but even so, when I arrived it was 8 degrees and the parking attendants were wearing gloves and beanies. The longstanding Scouts' campsite has now been rebadged as Woodhouse Activity Centre, and there were quite a few campers whose tents we had to avoid, but nobody seemed to be going on the tube-slide today!

First time course-planning from Jess J was pretty reasonable, some good little twists and turns but no major route-choice legs (or maybe I just know the area too well from having set schools' champs here a few years ago) although I did make the choice to go around by the road bridge rather than wading through flowing Cox creek, on the second-last control.

2 PM

orienteering (Narrinyeri Hills) 1:19:00 [2] 6.0 km (13:10 / km)
shoes: Inov8 OROC 270 blue/orange

Figured I needed to achieve a couple of things this afternoon:
- reacquaint my feet with O shoes, which plan they were very unhappy to hear about;
- practice my compass bearings in low-vis bushy stuff, because that's what Broccoli Hill will be like.

Both objectives were achieved by going around the W35 course from SA champs which I set in 2020 when none of the Victorians could come. Legs were pretty tired by this end of the weekend but it was such a lovely afternoon - albeit a proper winter's day (we've decided NOT to camp on the way back from Port Lincoln) - and I failed to identify many of the numerous bird species which were tweeting and flitting around (presumably happy for some rain last week) moving too fast for me to focus on. I did get up close and personal with an Eastern Spinebill dining on mallee blossom though :)

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