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29 July 2014


my run was later than usual yesterday after a late start to the day and it was quite cold and windy…I ended up running past a big croup of media outside the ACT Magistrates court – seems they were all waiting for Mr Slipper…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 12.4/61% (apparent temp 10.4)
finish temp/humidity: 11.2/66% (apparent temp 8.6)
start time: 2:54pm
total distance: 8.13
total time: 45:00
avg pace: 5:32
total calories: 590
avg HR: 148

not too bad considering my legs were feeling tight from the epic caching expedition!

my ride home wasn’t too bad although it was also late!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 8.2/82% (apparent temp 5.1)
start time: 6:42pm
total distance: 17.69
total time: 47:22 (including 1:12 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.4kph
total calories: 625
avg HR: 131

no lazy start this morning as I was up in time to see a lovely red horizon as Hodge and I headed out for our walk…

solid gym session at lunch, all the weights felt heavier than usual!

I think footy will be a pretty windy affair tonight…just another night at Amaroo!

28 July 2014


it was very foggy for the start of golf on Saturday…you could barely see the tree at the top of the fairway from the first tee…

by the time we walked to our drives, we could see the green so it wasn’t too bad…the weather was finicky with some rain on the 5th and 6th, then sunshine, then overcast, then a few spots of rain, then the breeze picked up but by the time we finished the 18th was bathed in sunshine…

unfortunately our golf (stroke/monthly medal) matched the weather although I did managed to jag ball despite finishing with a nett 81 (off a handicap of 12)…will be good when footy finishes as I’ll be able to play more regularly…

Sunday I walked Hodge before getting ready for the epic caching expedition from Kambah Pool (KP) to Point Hut Crossing (PHC)…we left Jodie’s car at PHC before driving back to KP…

it’s 13.4k and described as moderate…the signs say to allow 6hrs…we did caching along the way so ended up with 15k in 5hr35mins…

our first cache was at the bottom of the cliff at the Red Rocks Gorge Lookout…we had to figure out the best way down…it was quite steep but good fun…

another cool one was on a pebbly beach almost opposite the Red Rocks cliffs…

we did a tricky one on a bridge over Tuggeranong Creek…

all up we attempted 12, finding 11…our only DNF was at “Wondrous Wall” so named for the Tuggeranong Boundary Wall, a dry stone wall built between 1867 and 1875 which ran between the Lanyon and Yarralumla properties…it was originally 1800m long, stretching from the eastern bank of the Murrumbidgee River near its junction with Tuggeranong Creek to what is now Drakeford Drive… now only 790m remains…

we were both tired by the end and looking forward to sitting down!

this morning I was too lazy to get up early and subsequently ended up late to work after walking Hodge and then riding in…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 3.8/100% (apparent temp same)
start time: 9:50am
total distance: 16.67
total time: 44:29 (including 0:49 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.5kph
total calories: 596
avg HR: 129