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"Jack of all (sports), Master of none!"

26 April 2015

Sam Spade...

a bit of an early mark to head home on Friday...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 15.5/71% (apparent temp same)
start time: 4:53pm
total distance: 17.82
total time: 47:19 (including 1:07 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.6kph
total calories: 546
avg HR: 117

made some brownies for golf...

Saturday I had a lazy morning (no walk for Hodge)...

golf was a wired one as thunderstorms were forecast and there was certainly a fair bit of thunder as my group went up the 9th with a light rain starting...

two of our group of four stopped after 9 holes in anticipation of the weather getting worse...

as I moved to the 10th tee rest of the women's field also pulled the plug so that left two of us to play...as it was it didn't rain hard and the umbrella was away halfway up the 15th...

I ended up winning with 28pts (Daily Scratch Rating = 78/31pts) while Robyn who had continued on with me had 20 (!) to come second...

went to the GWS/Gold Coast game at Manuka (aka StarTrack Oval) where GWS had a big win to be 2 for 2 at Manuka this season...

this morning I did my long run in nice conditions...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 8.6/95% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:36am
total distance: 9.90
total time: 60:00
avg pace: 6:04
total calories: 705
avg HR: 80(?)

still having issues with my HR - no spikes or drop outs but it is clearly reading too low...

after a quick shower we headed out to Wamboin to pick up a new family member...we had a choice of four kittens, 2 male and 2 female...

we chose a boy and, after some thought, named him Sam (as in Sam Spade to go with Sherlock)...I'll post a picture once I get a good one!

24 April 2015

FkF #311...

about 20 or so runners for FkF...plus Rad was there walking most of the course...

this was one of my more special efforts...there was no chance of fast run today as my left foot was sore from last night's session...still I was trotting along ok and was about halfway along the rocky trail (@ ~ 2.73k!) between the willow tree turn and the bike path when I managed to catch a half buried rock with my right foot...

all I could think about was not falling onto my left knee!...it felt like slow motion as I fell and I managed to land flush on my right knee before rolling and sliding along my right side (lucky I wasn't going fast or it would have been a longer slide!)...

after gingerly picking myself up while cursing my clumsiness, I managed to hobble (and swear!) for the next 400m before being able to jog through to the finish...quite a few of the fast runners checked I was OK (thankfully not everyone saw my tumble!)...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 17.8/71% (apparent temp same)
start time: 12:28pm
total distance: 5.04
total time: 29:47
avg pace: 5:54
total calories: 371
avg HR: 117(?)

splits: 4:56, 5:22, 7:24, 6:08, 5:48, 0:10

fortunately not too much damage done to myself (except my pride)...a few nicks in my hands, my right elbow, my leg below my hip and below my knee...the worst thing is the graze, swelling and bruising on directly on my right knee...should be right to ride home today and run on Sunday