Hi Everyone, Belinda here!
We promise we have been training, we just haven't been blogging.
We have had some misadventures on the Waterfall Circuit where I accidentally guided the team up the advanced route & also got us all lost. All in all, ended up walking an extra 5km or so. Managing about 17km total in 4 hours.
The dreaded Polly's hill has been conquered a few more times and we have shaved about 40 minutes off our initial time. Go team!!
This past weekend Rosalie, Nivi and I took on the Nerang State forest and smashed out 15km in just over 3.5 hours. Not a bad time when temperatures reached 30+ degrees toward mid morning. Some noticeable improvements on the teams cardio and strength, especially tackling those hills! I finally had a training session without falling over, HUZZAH!
There were also some delightful pools of water covering sections of the track, completely mosquito infested - thank you to the crazy GC weather this past week.
We are definitely feeling the challenge after the 3 hour mark so longer trail training ahead for us. Pity donations are accepted!
Team Training Day 1 - Polly's Kitchen to 'The Vomit Log'
Hi All, Belinda here!
Today marks the first group training session of many to come. It was more brutal for some than others (group conclusion is that Tim has springs in his legs) and gave us all our first real taste of the horrible, horrible & seemingly vertical hill climbs to come.
Despite some initial hesitations - we made it to the top in about an hour and it was at this point that I made the executive decision that despite this log being 'The Vomit Log', I needed to lie down. Don't judge me.
Round trip time came to approx. 2 hours with a well earned snack break at the top. The trip down involved a lot of slipping and sliding (and falling over for me) which led to the conclusion that the next items to be bought are the hiking poles.
All in all, a successful day that has left me with a few key points to take away:
- I personally need to do approximately 50 million squats & lunges
- That we have a great team of people, who have no small amount of patience, understanding and encouragement for one another.
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