Reconnaissance

Heinrich Haussler

Great to see Australian born Heinrich Haussler win the 13th stage of the Tour de France last night. A really strong ride from Haussler saw him in an early breakaway that ended up just a two-man breakaway with Quickstep rider Sylvain Chavanel. Haussler powered away on the descent near the end to easily distance himself from Chavanel, finishing nearly 7 minutes ahead of the main peleton. Judging by his reaction as he crossed the line, a very emotional win for Haussler. No change in the order at the top of the GC, but Lance looked very strong on the climbs.

As if the rain didn’t make the conditions treacherous enough for the riders, two of them (New Zealander Julian Dean of Garmin and Spaniard Oscar Freire of Rabobank) were hit by a sniper with airgun pellets near the 165km mark of the stage.

Also great to see that England have those Aussies on the ropes in the second Ashes test at Lords 🙂

At weigh in this morning I was 73.7kg, so a bit of a yo-yo pattern, after being 75.0kg last week and 73.8kg the week before that. Maybe the alcohol free week (which ends today, but thinking about extending it) has contributed to the loss this week.

A cold trip to the Victoria Market this morning, multiple layers definitely the order of the day to keep out the winter blast.

This afternoon I drove into Princes Park and ran the 5km circuit that the Sri Chinmoy run next sunday will use. It is advertised on their website as “flat”, but I didn’t remember it as flat, and the Garmin does indeed show that there a few nasty little “undulations”. Todays run was 5km @ 4:58 min/km.

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3 Responses to “Reconnaissance”

  1. JH Says:

    Hey, it IS pretty flat, except for the bit that goes out towards the zoo.

  2. jojo Says:

    thats a good idea to have a little look see

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