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Training Log Archive: PrueD

In the 7 days ending Aug 11:

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  Run3 1:47:30 9.31(11:33) 14.98(7:11)
  Total3 1:47:30 9.31(11:33) 14.98(7:11)

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Thursday Aug 8 #

Run 32:30 [3] 4.5 km (7:13 / km)

Limp around Blackburn on a cool morning. My knee was very sore after yesterday's run, so l reverted to my normal shoes, a very slow pace and wore my WA buff. At least it was good looking at the rainbow lorrikeets, which were out in force.

Wednesday Aug 7 #

Run 36:30 [3] 5.15 km (7:05 / km)

Run around Blackburn lake and streets. I wore flatter shoes, which more closely resemble orienteering shoes, and which seemed to require the use of different muscles.

One observation of life in Austria was the absence of bike helmets and the numerous female cyclists (and scooter riders) riding flat out through crowds while wearing long dresses and either thongs or high heels!. A major issue for me was crossing the road safely, as l seemed unable to judge distances and approaching speeds correctly, and had many near misses.

Public risk management didn't seem to be a concern. In Munich, hundreds of children (and what looked like entire classes) were jumping into the river rapids (where a sign said 'no swimming') and then hurtled screaming downstream for around a kilometre until they caught a rope across the river and could pull themselves out. No life jackets, no lfeguards . Imagine that at Dights Falls!

Those that missed the rope, or were knocked off the rope by others, hurtled through bigger rapids where surfers were trying to surf (and where the 'no swimming' sign also had a scull and crossbones).

And ferrata! I couldn't believe my eyes when l saw the Stairway to Heaven in the West Dachsteins (can't put a picture if it here - but it was pretty scary). It was a 200m ladder that crossed several hundred feet above the ground between two mountain peaks.

Monday Aug 5 #

Run 38:30 [3] 5.33 km (7:13 / km)

Blackburn lake and creeklands. Cool but pleasant morning. Fitness wise, it's going to be a struggle to get ready for Oceania.

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