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Training Log Archive: AC

In the 7 days ending Aug 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 2:25:14 40.45(3:35) 65.1(2:14)
  Running2 1:21:38 9.44(8:39) 15.2(5:22)
  Total4 3:46:52 49.9(4:33) 80.3(2:50)

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Sunday Aug 27 #

11 AM

Cycling 1:30:56 [3] 38.7 km (2:21 / km)

Woke up to a raging storm replete with thunder, lightning and heavy rain, which put paid to the planned 7.30 ride with Jared. Storm passed after an hour and waited for the roads to partially dry before venturing out (on my own as Jared had other commitments). Good ride in humid conditions.

Friday Aug 25 #

1 PM

Running 36:23 [3] 7.1 km (5:07 / km)
shoes: Kayano 23

Storms had been ripping through all morning with heavy rain, thunder and lightning. However, it all settled down just when I wanted to head out for a run so managed to avoid getting a soaking or being struck by lightning. Still, the rain made for a very wet track and very humid atmosphere, so sweated buckets. Continued the comeback with a return to the weekly tempo runs. To kick things off, I did a 3km stint aiming for 4.25-4.30/km. didn't go too badly for the first couple of km, covering these in 4.28 and 4.26, but then died a little on the last km with 4.39, at least partly because it was up a gradual incline that just sucked any remaining energy form my legs. Still, a good solid session, continuing the build-up to the London race.

I also entered for the Australian Orienteering Championships on 30 Sep. Looking forward to running again in gold-mining terrain - I think the last time I ran in such terrain would be at least 20 years ago, if not longer!

Thursday Aug 24 #

1 PM

Cycling 54:18 [3] 26.4 km (2:03 / km)

Nice warm day and relatively quiet at work so took advantage and headed out for a ride around Longchamp. Pretty quiet down there and didn't manage to link up with any peletons, so just cruised around on my own. Dropped Lisa's phone off to her towards the end as she had left it at home in the morning. Personal courier service! Nice ride.

Wednesday Aug 23 #

1 PM

Running intervals 45:15 [3] 8.1 km (5:35 / km)
shoes: Kayano 23

Nice and sunny day but quite warm (27 deg). Headed out for my first interval session in a while and duly suffered. Did 6 x 2min H / 1 min E, followed by 3 x 1min H / 1min E. . I found these pretty tough going, but the first interval session after a break is always hard. Pace wasn't great but was mostly okay-ish (4.18, 13, 8, 15, 31 (uphill), 19), and not so great for the 1 min intervals (4.04, 25, 11).

Good to focus on how the session will help in the London City Race in a few weeks time - even ran with an old race map from a couple of years ago. The logistics around the London race got a bit more complicated today with the news that I have to be in Beijing on the Monday after the race (which is on Saturday). So have asked for an early start in the race so I can go straight from the race to Heathrow to get on a flight to Beijing at 3pm. Will be a bit of a scramble but it should be okay if all the transport connections are working as expected...

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