Swim45:00  1.3 km (34:37 / km) shoes: Wetsuit (3/2mm summer steamer)
Light Rain. Not too many others about.
May be able to go without the wet suit again soon.
Did a few drills and realised that L side breathing is a bit weaker than R.
Whilst swimming I was thinking about having decided last night to do my first triathlon in 7 weeks time, and since the session was going ok, then decided to add some distance.
Edit: Sussequently had an email back to say the event has been postponed until May 2012 :-(
So, I'll need to find an alternative event. Not far from the Baths to Bar Swim either, so plenty of open water practice needed quick smart i either case.
Glenrock. Calm and sunny morning.
Usual W/U by cycling up the hill out of the city to get to the reserve.
Following a tip-off from Alex (NVAC), I explored a new trail off the road that goes down to the water treatment compound. Turned off in the wrong direction and eventually ended up at the lookout above merewether. Went back round the road and tried the route again, this time ended up following a wide gravel road which ran close to the beach, and eventually to trails that I was already familiar with. Found my way to the gate where most mtb'ers seem to start, then along the high trail to my usual entry / exit point.
Over compensated on a berm on my final run, which meant I couldnt recover in time to avoid running aground on the next berm (facing the opposite way). Got a few cuts and bruises on L lower leg and ankle, but should be fine as long as not infected etc.
Fitness Passports all but sorted. Cheap as chips and we'll be able to use almost every gym in town (except the uni). Almost of year since I stopped cross training properly, so I'm really looking forward to getting back into it!
Run hills 40:00 shoes: Newton Neutral Racer 00509
Morning exploration of Old Newcastle.
Nesca, King Edward, Watt St, then zig-zag up and down N/S streets of the north facing side of the hill.
For a relatively old city, it really does have a very strange urban grain.
Kinda wishing I was in Scotland this week .... Missing the Fringe fest, and missing the 6 Days yet again too!
Swim30:00  1.0 km (30:00 / km) shoes: Wetsuit (3/2mm summer steamer)
Calm and sunny morning. Crystal clear water. Water temp recorded by one of the old guys as being 16.5 C
Fairly smooth swim apart from a little neck tightness for a while (on RHS)
As per norm of late, majority of distance was front crawl, with just W/U and W/D being breast stroke.
However, I did stick in one lap of single sided breathing.
Combo hills / exploration run: Down the steps to Tamarama, then up the next steps, down the next etc towards bondi beach: (Included loops of a few small blocks). Barefooted Bondi beach and back, then a plod up the long drag that is bondi road.
Sunny, but not too hot and not too crowded: Just the way I like it!