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

28 September 2014

Sub 25...

good ride home Wednesday night...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 13.8/84% (apparent temp 13.3)
start time: 6:01pm
total distance: 17.70
total time: 48:02 (including 1:00 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.1kph
total calories: 579
avg HR: 122

Thursday morning followed the usual pattern...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 13.7/87% (apparent temp 13.1)
start time: 8:09am
total distance: 16.64
total time: 42:30 (including 0:00 stopped time)
avg speed: 23.5kph
total calories: 466
avg HR: 120

gym at lunch with the order of exercises mixed up again...keeps it interesting...

slow ride home...I think I'm sensing a pattern...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 13.7/87% (apparent temp 13.1)
start time: 5:40pm
total distance: 17.65
total time: 52:14 (including 0:25 stopped time)
avg speed: 20.3kph
total calories: 544
avg HR: 120

Friday, walked Hodge then headed off to Manuka to score the ACT Comets v Afghanistan one dayer...an ICC World Cup warm up match...

the Comets batted first and were all out for 266 in the 49th over...Afghanistan were slow to start but ended up winning with 3 wickets and 4 balls to spare...some massive sixes from both sides....a very entertaining game...

had dinner at Hogs Breath then went to the late session of Guardians of the Galaxy...very enjoyable...

yesterday I did Tuggeranong Parkrun to make up for missing FkF...was a lovely morning for it...ended up with 24:54 which was a surprise given my recent lack of running and lack of pace when I had run...a W45 PB, 62nd out of 233...I think running in a bunch made me run faster without realising it...Ewen reeled me in with about a k to go...

golf was stableford - I started well with 18pts on the front but struggled for the next 4 holes before recovering over the last 5 to finish with 31pts...alas it wasn't enough to win a ball...

watched the second half of the AFL Grand Final...how well did the Hawks play?!...that margin and probably that result was unexpected...

washed my car in preparation for today's trip to Sydney before watching the NRL semi...

this morning I took Hodge on his long walk in the reverse direction...saw a handful of the Sri Chinmoy 101k runners heading up the track behind Kambah to go over Cooleman Ridge....it's going to be quite warm for them...

we'll be heading off to Sydney about lunchtime as we are taking squiggle to Taronga Zoo for the Roar & Snore experience as her belated 10th birthday present...she thinks we are just going to the zoo for the day tomorrow...should be fun....

24 September 2014

Dive bombing...

back to being slow riding home last night….

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 17.0/39% (apparent temp same)
start time: 6:09pm
total distance: 17.70
total time: 50:50 (including 2:16 stopped time)
avg speed: 20.9kph
total calories: 542
avg HR: 120

spent some time after dinner catching up on my cricket stats work…I maintain the national championship stats for the female under age tournaments – I’m currently entering the U18s (5 of 8 rounds done) then will have to do the U15s…time consuming as there are normally quite a lot of inconsistencies (between the actual scorecard and MyCricket, Cricket Australia’s website) or information missing (incomplete team lists, missing fielders for catches and run outs)…thankfully the Women’s National League and Twenty20 competitions are scored online live with the online scorers required to double check with the official scorers to make sure the scorecards are correct…

another cool morning but I’m sticking with the shorts for our walk…the main ovals are barricaded off so we did one of our other walks…at least he could play fetch on the aussie oval…that is until he go to play with another dog and got distracted!

an OK ride in this morning…

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 9.7/77% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:01am
total distance: 16.75
total time: 40:55 (including 0:40 stopped time)
avg speed: 24.5kph
total calories: 506
avg HR: 119

after swoop-free commuting since 1 September, today I got swooped 4 times in the space of about 75m by a very aggressive magpie on the bike path just after crossing Waldock St to go behind Chifley...he wouldn't have had the opportunity to swoop me that many times if I didn't have to slow down for a pedestrian who came prepared with a red stick...and no footage this time as he was dive bombing me!

did an easy run at lunch…upping it to 40mins…still no pace and the same discomfort but I’m not making things worse so I’ll go with the flow!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 18.1/56% (apparent temp same)
start time: 1:30pm
total distance: 7.03
total time: 40:00
avg pace: 5:41
total calories: 521
avg HR: 155

the pace of this run was the same as my very first HM back in 2005…