Teering race (ACT Champs) 11:35**** 1.85 km (6:15 / km) +26m5:50 / km ahr:136 max:169 spiked:13/14c (injured)shoes: Asics GT 2000
Canberra Girls Grammar, Sprint M60 - good technical campus course. Hammie sore from start, couldn't run fast. Also took the wrong descriptions, so lost time at no. 1 when I didn't recognise the code number (-15secs). Lost 30 secs at #5 double checking the wrong level. Still restricted by hammie, but slowly sped up and breached 4 min ks for the first time to 9, getting to 3:30 pace downhill to 11. Was wishing I could have gone turbo to 12, but couldn't. Hammie really kicked up the pain on the oval and finished by hopping. Lost by 11 seconds to import Philip Eels and was also slower than Paula and Ewen on the same course.
Running warm up/down 3:00  0.4 km (7:30 / km) weight:72.8kg (injured)shoes: Asics GT 2000
Perfunctory warm up, cut short when the R hamstring twinged in the first modest, slow stride. Got voltaren gel on it before the race, but to no great effect.
Running11:20 2.07 km (5:29 / km) +16m5:16 / km ahr:117 max:132 (injured)shoes: Hoka Bondi 4
This is getting desperate. How quickly things turn. From a fairly innocuous pain in the hammie, first time I've had an injury in that muscle from memory, localised to a small patch behind the knee, this is now the full monty - the pain is all through the hammie. Maybe too many exercises? Only 3 weeks to go before Oceania, things are looking grim.
Still, my record is pretty good from a base of zero to insignificant training to being able to race at the weekend, so we'll see how the ACT champs goes.