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Training Log Archive: PrueD

In the 7 days ending Oct 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bush orienteering1 58:00 3.44(16:51) 5.54(10:28)
  Run1 44:34 3.47(12:50) 5.59(7:58)
  Swim1 36:00 0.62(57:56) 1.0(36:00)
  Total3 2:18:34 7.54(18:23) 12.13(11:25)

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Sunday Oct 9 #

Bush orienteering 58:00 [3] 5.54 km (10:28 / km)

Woke feeling pretty ordinary but l was committed to a team in the Vic interclub relays so thought l had better go. They were held at Brimbank Park and the winds were very strong. There was a bit of kerfuffle in my club just prior to the start about teams, running order and stick numbers. I ended up running second following Judy. I really struggled due to a general feeling of malaise, a cough and the strong winds. I also thought Keith A was to be our anchorman, so wasn't in too much of hurry. Turned out our third runner was Chris, so l probably should have tried harder. It was nice to see everyone from the different clubs in what was a well run event.

Saturday Oct 8 #

Run 44:34 [3] 5.59 km (7:58 / km)

Have had the return of the lurgy since returning from Qld, with quite a chesty cough and feeling very cold (have slept for the past 2 nights in a polarfleece, with a rug over the doona and the heater on).
But l didn't want to miss the 40th anniversary of street O at Garden City. I like this area, even though it is a major expedition to get there from Blackburn. Anyway, the usual suspects (Phillipa, Margie, Judy and l) ran more or less as a pack, all of us struggling a little and all finishing early. I didn't feel good at all, but none the worse either. The celebrations included huge cream cake (we all earnt it) and special mention of those who wore their old O gear. Fortunately l no longer have the fluro yellow shorts and top that l used to wear to street-O in the 80s - it wouldn't have been a good sight!

Wednesday Oct 5 #

Swim 36:00 [3] 1.0 km (36:00 / km)

I was very tired after the travel and slept well, then spent the morning washing clothes and drying camping gear, somewhat oblivious to the goings on outside. When l did venture out l found the river had risen substantially and was flowing over the parklands about 20m from my house. However, it still has some way to go before my house is inundated and l don't think that is going to happen.
As running around the lake is out of the question today, l went for a swim in the Benalla pool, which had half its grounds covered with water.

Tuesday Oct 4 #

(rest day)

Drove back from Gulgong to Benalla, following the Olympic Highway to Albury. There was a bad storm just out of Wagga and another on arrival at Benalla. There was also a lot of floodwater on its way downstream to SA and much road damage, but at least the potholes were visible this time. It iwas very windy all day.

Monday Oct 3 #

(rest day)

I slept badly last night due to the itchiness of lots of quite sizeable mosquito bites. Then the wind came up again and it started to rain so l gave up on the Byron Bay idea (l later heard it was terribly crowded with school holiday traffic anyway) and headed for home. The roads were really wet and slippery until about Tamworth and l could see why the area is called New England - it is just plain wet and cold! Anyway, l got as far as Gulgong and decided l could go no further and pitched the tent. On wandering around the town l was quite surprised how historic and intricate the town is - really interesting, and l could visualise the Sheehans setting a street-O there. It is also home to 'The Greatest Wonder of the World'.
Re the orienteering carnival -upon reflection, l think l most enjoyed the comeraderie of the women in my age group. There are quite a number of Victorians now and each one of us had our day when we did well, which is encouraging to all of us. It was also good camping as l met and became friends with a number of interstate and overseas people.

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