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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stop The Slide

Year to Date:

Distance:  732.00 kms in 9 weeks at ave 81.33 km

Altitude gain:  13804 metres in 9 weeks at ave 1534 metres

The past few weeks have been a struggle with all the figures in decline.
Distance has been a real effort to get anywhere near weekly average which had been solidly in the mid 90's per week.
Then last week managed just 21 kms which dragged the weekly average down to the low 80's.
Altitude gain has been consistent as it's the only part of any running which doesn't suffer however far or fast I run.
I have been getting a good amount of mountain bike riding done recently including a 86 km ride last weekend when I needed to measure on the ground the Anzac Ultra course for the April run.
Main problem has been the left hip which has played up again recently. It's Ok when warm, no problem on the bike. Doesn't like the cold, so winter may be a worry.
This week after the long bike ride, the hip has been good allowing 4 nice days of running without any dramas.
A week or so ago, the CBR 100 km on 22nd March looked doubtful, but now a bit of confidence has returned. A start is again the aim, finish in whatever time it takes, the time limit is 36 hours.


  • I'm glad you are feeling more optimistic. Cycling is a nice gentle way to cross train. As the body starts to age, it's good to come up with other ways to keep it active and fit. I hope you get a good balance going and can still do the runs that matter most to you.

    By Blogger Janene, At March 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM  

  • Take care with the hip. Agree that biking cross-training is a great way to maintain/improve fitness. Just stay ahead of Thommo and you'll have no problem beating the cut-off :)

    By Blogger Ewen, At March 11, 2015 at 7:45 PM  

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