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

25 May 2017


a slow ride home last night as I got stopped at every point in the first half...I'm not sure how the pedestrians walking side by side on the shared path along Melrose Drive, one walking a bike, missed me ringing my bell and their way gradually getting lighter due to my lights...they eventually moved liked startled rabbits to the right...lucky I was almost at a standstill!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 12.0/62% (apparent temp 9.7)
start time: 5:39pm
total distance: 17.63
total time: 49:32 (including 3:30 stopped time)
avg speed: 21.4kph
total calories: 372
avg HR: 122

received confirmation of travel and accommodation for our trip to Brisbane for the Women's World Cup Cricket Celebration being hosted by Cricket Australia at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art on 3 June...all current and former Australian Women’s World Cup Champions are being invited and will be formally recognised for their involvement in the sport and it's also an opportunity to farewell the current squad who will be heading to England for the 2017 World Cup in June...hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since I was part of the team that won in India!...

all travel and accommodation is being supplied by Cricket Australia with each player invited to bring a guest...Australia has won six World Cups (1977/8, 1981/2, 1988/9, 1997/8, 2004/5 & 2012/3)...68 players have been involved across those tournaments...will be good to catch up with my former teammates...hopefully as many as possible are there!

not as wet underfoot this morning although there were still some puddles remaining...wasn't as foggy on our walk although you still couldn't see Mt Taylor...by the time I headed to work the fog had closed in...it made for a damp ride!

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 3.7/100% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:19am
total distance: 16.60
total time: 41:00 (including 1:21 stopped time)
avg speed: 24.3kph
total calories: 284
avg HR: 118

ran around the ANU at lunch in very frrresh conditions...extended my run back out to the usual 50...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 10.8/76% (apparent temp 8.7)
start time: 1:16pm
total distance: 8.69
total time: 50:00
avg pace: 5:45
total calories: 564
avg HR: 128
TE: 2.8
recovery HR: 96/34

24 May 2017

BBQ Stakes #56 - rabbit 3 hunter 2...

had a pleasant ride home last night...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 12.1/81% (apparent temp 10.5)
start time: 5:31pm
total distance: 17.64
total time: 46:12 (including 1:00 stopped time)
avg speed: 22.9kph
total calories: 316
avg HR: 118

put my new mudguards (Crud Roadracer Mk3) on my bike which is just as well as it rained overnight...

very wet underfoot and foggy for our dog walk...a bit of a headwind for the ride in...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 8.6/100% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:14am
total distance: 16.61
total time: 40:38 (including 0:30 stopped time)
avg speed: 24.5kph
total calories: 355
avg HR: 130

decided to catch the earlier bus this week (I have a choice of 11:54, 12:04 & 12:14) but of course it didn't show so I caught the one that gets me there on time...

I didn't think the rabbit was running today as she hadn't signed in...I did note that her handicap had eased from 3:45 to 3:30 while mine had gone out as expected by 15secs to 21:00, a headstart of 17:30 if she was running...

the temperature was cool but it was quite breezy on the course and I didn't seem to get a tailwind at any stage...about halfway around I wondered if the rabbit had in fact started...

sure enough, I spot her (bunny ears and all) as I'm approaching the finish - I had to ride a bump from Alan who had inexplicably moved sharply to his right as I was overtaking before the line...

I crossed the line 29th while the rabbit was 21st in another PB for the standard course & overall - 47:12...the difference in our gross times was exactly 30secs...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 15.5/52% (apparent temp same)
start time: 12:31pm
total distance: 6.04
total time: 30:12
avg pace: 5:00
total calories: 421
avg HR: 154
TE: 3.6
recovery HR: 162/9
BPK: 770

splits: 5:03, 5:23, 5:08, 5:25, 4:25, 4:41, 0:08

I'll have to work harder to catch her!