Monday, May 07, 2007

Gotta have the equipment

a few equipment things from the prom.
(i know brendan will read this!)

lighting - pt apex (found a crack in it the night before but worked ok). petzl zipka plus as a backup.
tent - msr hubba hubba
stove - msr pocket rocket
sleeping bag - western mountaineering highlite.
fluid - water plus succeed caps and a magnesium tabler. some powerade at the start
food - mixture of the usual: chips, cheese/biscuit, apricots, peaches. tried the new wollies apricot/coconut bars and they went well
nausea - took regular ondansetron and had no nausea
wet weather gear - kathmandu single layer gortex jacket: worked well. wore it almost all day with a thermal and thin long sleeve as well!.
cheap plastic overpants also wore them all day and protected me from rain and the bushes. did cause some lower inner thigh chafing tho. and the bushes caused a small tear.
chafe - bad problems in the usual areas. made worse by the dry change back at 80km into the skins. shouldve stayed wet! just not used to these wet weather runs.
feet - shoudlve taped the toes. lots of blistering on the right foot with a lost nail on the 5th toe.
injuries - itb was fine. left calf/hammy junction sore.

not much in the way of training this week.
some inflammation and tightness at the top of the calf is holding me back.
did 2 30min bike sessions and a 13-14km at beerburrum last night and it seems ok.
took the dog up to ghouse.
no point pushing things at the moment.
i think some of the water at the prom also disagreed with me so have a double excuse.
will rest up before the warwick-gh double.
looking forward to it.


Blogger Spud said...

Bro, the PT Apex had a batch problem with cracking around the screw holes on the casing, if this is the case (pun intended) send it back and they will replace it with a brand new Apex baby, I did!
Nice gear list.

2:43 PM  
Blogger 2P said...

I love a good gear list :)

Did you use Sports Shield on your feet and thighs?

4:03 PM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Tried BlisterShield? Luv it!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Virtual said...

good list.

Did you fly from Brisbane with a fuel flask?

My list looked the similar except:

Tent: Toyota Corolla

There was no way I was putting up a flimsy single skin tent on a night like that.

Definitely need to take things to a higher level. epirb and emergency flares are current area of research.

Wonder if the tent would survive an accidental actuation of a flare? Perhaps try that with the hubba bubba next yr at the prom

9:54 PM  

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