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25 February 2015

Twilight O #14 - Weston Park...

Monday

walked Hodge before work

hit the gym at lunch to use the elliptical trainer...did 20mins at level 5...

did some step ups with my left leg on the steps outside...

Tuesday

walked Hodge before work

hit the gym again at lunch to use the elliptical trainer...did 20mins at level 5...jumped on the bike briefly to see what range of movement I have...

again did some step ups with my left leg on the steps outside...and some assisted step downs off my left leg...

today

didn't walk Hodge before work (too lazy)

hit the gym at lunch to use the elliptical trainer but had to use the treadmill first as all the trainers were busy...did 10mins at 6.5kph, gradier 3%...then did 10mins on the trainer at level 10...

jumped on the bike and this time did 40 slow revolutions...tightest point is just after passing the top as my left leg starts to extend...

did some step ups and unassisted step downs with my left leg on the steps outside...it's getting easier...

O was at Weston Park and was the 14th event of the Twilight O series...Jodie and I both did the Orange 1 course - it was back to the standard distance course but was on a sprint map (1:5000)...it was good to walk properly although some of the areas of longer grass were difficult to negotiate...

start temp/humidity: 19.3/65% (apparent temp same)
start time: 5:46pm
total distance: 5.49 (4.6 "as the crow flies")
total time: 53:15
avg pace: 9:42
total calories: 401
avg HR: 111
recovery HR: not noted

official splits: 2:05, 2:35, 2:10, 1:41, 6:46, 0:49, 1:38, 1:08, 2:25, 0:52, 1:10, 2:53, 2:02, 2:33, 5:19, 3:10, 1:50, 2:20, 2:19, 1:51, 2:42, 1:30, 1:27

Jodie's official splits: 2:12, 2:11, 1:35, 0:57, mp, 6:25, 0:56, 0:51, 2:16, 0:55, 1:15, 2:32, 1:57, 2:28, 6:04, 2:29, 1:58, 2:01, 2:03, 1:42, 2:42, 1:12, 1:08

unfortunately Jodie was registered as an MP as her e-stick didn't register at #5...I think that was a slower beeper and she just didn't leave it in there long enough...so I beat her on a technicality...in reality she got around the course in 47:49 which was 5:26 quicker than me...

I managed to beat her on 5 legs - S>1, 9>10, 10>11, 14:15, 16>17...we also had the same time on 20>21...

results added 26/2/15:

Orange 1: W: Masters (11) 4.6km 0m 22 Controls

  • 1 Jo Allison RR A 26:12
  • 2 Toni Brown BS A 31:57
  • 3 Ana Herceg PO A 33:08
  • 4 Carol Harding BS A 35:35
  • 5 Julie Sunley AO A 45:17
  • 6 Rosemarie Edwards WE A 53:05
  • 7 Bronwyn Calver BS A 53:15
  • 8 Pat Miethke PO A 53:45
  • 9 Monika Short BS A 60:06
  • 10 Lynwen Connick BS A 62:17
  • Jodie Davis BS A mp

other interesting(?) details for Orange 1:

  • 75 individuals & teams started - 73 finished;1 mis-punched, 1 was over time
  • Jodie’s overall placing – n/a
  • my overall placing – 67th
  • fastest males: Lachlan Dow 20:40 (open), Mark Gregson 23:14 (master), Ewan Barnett 24:22 (junior)
  • fastest female: Kristen Walker 34:50 (open), Jo Allison 26:12 (master), Tara Melhuish 28:42 (junior)
  • fastest team: 43:33

Jodie’s & my category placing through each control (if you ignore Jodie’s mp on #5):

8th/7th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, -/7th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/8th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/7th, 6th/8th

Jodie’s & my ranking for each leg in our category:

7th/6th, 6th/8th, 6th/9th, 6th/11th, -/8th, -/8th, 7th/11th, 6th/9th, 5th/7th, 8th/6th, 6th/5th, 7th/8th, 7th/8th, 7th/8th, 9th/5th, 5th/8th, 8th/7th, 7th/9th, 7th/8th, =6th/10th, =9th, 7th/9th, 8th/9th

22 February 2015

FkF #304...

Thursday

made an appointment for Hodge to see the vet Friday morning as he had quite a red left eye...as a consequence we skipped dog school just in case it was something contagious...

Friday, a late start to work with the vet appointment...the good news is that it's nothing apparently serious (no scratches and not conjunctivitis)...so it's Amacin twice a day in his eye for a week and he can associate with other dogs...if it doesn't improve over the week or gets worse then back we go...

I power hobbled FkF...interesting to see that, as with my running, my first k was my fastest!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 26.1/49% (apparent temp 26.5)
start time: 12:13pm
total distance: 5.03
total time: 46:47
avg pace: 9:18
total calories: 277
avg HR: 277 recovery HR: na

splits: 9:05, 9:16, 9:23, 9:17, 9:32, 0:13

after work I changed the dressing on my knee...

it looks much improved since last Saturday with the stitch holes gone...I put two steri strips back on (just left of the middle) and covered with opsite with mum to check it after golf on Saturday...

Saturday...took both Hodge and Hunter on the long loop...Hodge's eye already looks much improved...

golf was ordinary again with 26pts for me...

mum gave the wound a good going over and pronounced that I could leave the opsite off and just using one steri strip on the slowest healing part...woo hoo...now I can focus on slowly improving my bend...

this morning I walked Hodge on the long loop and my walking was much improved...down hill/down stairs are still the two most difficult movements for my knee...

Jodie dropped my car back in and I managed to reverse out of the driveway then back into its parking spot so I should be right to take Hodge to dog school on Thursday...yay!