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Training Log Archive: tinytoes

In the 7 days ending Aug 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Event2 47:56 3.54(13:32) 5.7(8:25)
  Total2 47:56 3.54(13:32) 5.7(8:25)

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Saturday Aug 26 #


"Cholera" - phase 2.

Friday Aug 25 #


On the mend. Might have to take a leaf out of MessEng's APlog and call the next week a "rebuild to health".

Thursday Aug 24 #


Taking things VERY quietly.

Wednesday Aug 23 #


This was a surprise.

Monday Aug 21 #


Rest Day - travel. Love driving through Royal National Park as we don't do it enough.
Some big squeals to greet us when we arrived.
Should have clarified - big squeals - were produced at Drummoyne not at Audley.

Sunday Aug 20 #

10 AM

Event (SL 11 - Wollong Uni) 23:59 [4] 3.0 km (8:00 / km)
shoes: grey/white

Race 1 of double header. Lovely looking campus - interesting without overload and i think a really good challenge for NSW Schools Champs.
Quite happy with run, took the occasional 10 seconds to be sure of what was happening rather than rush and get confused.
Had a first at #3. Was navigating quite well and was sure I was n the circle but where was the flag/punch? Sure i am at end of garden bed. Flag??? Then I looked down at my leg which was touching the stand - yes was at the centre of circle. Talk about focussed.
Didn't make use/take advantage of the underground carpark options as really wasn't sure of how it worked - and most of my route choices were pretty good.
Still felt pretty good by the end was fairly happy with the result.
Used the building run through 3 times - decided to play a game and try to get to the other side while someone had activated it - worked once.
Lunch in the sun in the Assembly area resulted in a bit of lethargy and I also realised after Race 2 that I did nothing for stretching after Race 1 and I paid for it later in the day.
1 PM

Event (SL 11 - Wollong Uni) 23:57 [4] 2.7 km (8:52 / km)
shoes: grey/white

Race 2 which I tried to warm up for but legs seemed to be heavy, though without a drop in speed - so was struggling as I didn't stretch after Race 1.
Though nominally shorter than Race 1 it is straight line and lots of diagonals.
After talking to quite a few people we agreed that this afternoon's race was much trickier than Race 1. I was also tiring after a heavy weekend.
S-#1 was first instance of not thinking clearly and trusting myself. Took checking too far and didn't trust my building count - and also expected to see the flag whereas it was tucked around behind the building corner rather than being in sight. Lost a heap of time there!!! flitting between 2 buildings - to check.
Always seemed to be on the wrong side of a control - not planning ahead?
Was unsure if I could cross a flowing w/c - no lines but wasn't going to risk it.
Time losses at #1, #2, good flow 3-4-5. Lost the plot #5-#6 even checking #11 en route to #6 knowing full well it was far too soon, #7 stupidly wanted to go direct but olive green on the way - stupid loss of time, less than optimal route choice to #8, #8-#9-#10 OK and getting back some confidence but last bit to #11 (same route at to #6 but not as far) was poor - again olive green... oops no go here. #12-#13-#14-#15-F all good and even some speed generated... because it was near the end and no need to leave anything in the tank.
The whole race seemed like I was struggling to remain in control. Certainly not running faster than nav but something like that in concept. Brain was struggling. But this was a well shared feeling - so well done to course setter Vicki!
Biggest weekend in a long while - about 14km at varying speeds. Weather was glorious, though a bit windy to start with.
Kicked back at the unit with sun streaming in, eating cheese on bikkies and drinking variously coffee and wine at our unit. Then a well deserved and much needed nap.
Lovely lovely way to spend weekend - delayed anniversary present to ourselves. rockman did so much this weekend he destroyed 2 crutches rubber caps - but big smiles were worth it.
I think on cumulative time i would have won W55As course as well - which was my aim. Certainly dropped a heap of time this afternoon.

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