Discussion: Glad you're ok
in: Sheralee; Sheralee > 2011-09-10;
First, glad things aren't as bad as they could've been and you and DD recover quickly. Just awful, take it easy be patient.
Second great result yesterday, I started very cautiously and was very safe on #1&2 and probably took wrong route out of Barbican to#3, lost time in the same places #17 and 22. If you can put your route on routegadget would be really interesting. I thought I'd worked hard physically and mentally so I'd put 5 on intensity , whys yours a 3?
Route is up now! At no stage did I run with any intensity bc I'm still paranoid about my stupid calf (well, I pushed as hard as possible in the finish shute!). I just think that a lot of local knowledge meant I didn't really have to slow down to navigate or spend much time planning other than near the end. It took ages to catch Sue Bett after I first saw her, but when I finally did, I ran through her fairly easily, which surprised me. So perhaps I'm faster than I think.... Although looking at her splits afterwards, I guess she'd just given up after really stuffing the 2nd control.
I can't walk at all right now - my knee is enormous and v painful. Black & purple bruising coming out already on my arm though, which I think means it's healing.
On a brighter note, CONGRATULATIONS on making the VHI team!! I'm extremely jealous!!
Ouch sounds nasty! Hope you not so sore today.
Didn't see that tunnel route back into the Barbican that probably cost another 30 secs. Was worried about Sue B catching me as she onl;y started a minute after me.....hence safe route to #1 albeit 15 secs slower.....but clearly I didn't need to be that concerned!
Been keeping VHI quiet as feel a bit of a fraud especially after whimping out in Scotland. Only found out after we got back from Scotland so have worked hardish on training for past 4 weeks with just under 4 weeks to go. Injuries ok so fingers crossed I'll be in reasonable shape just lacking in the minor detail of terrain orienteering!! Just hope I don't make a complete fool of myself.
The Scot women are formidable - they're aliens!! I don't think your fitness will be that important up there - it will be all about making no mistakes. Remember, navigate first, run second. (And remember also that I'll be down here, seething with jealousy that it's not me up there running with you, so have a good run for me!)
Have you seen the selections on the England Orienteering Council site? You're 2nd reserve. The selections are Ruth K then me, first reserve Sophie Brown(Aire) then you. As I've intimated I was a bit reluctant to accept the place and would've checked out if you'd been next on the list, but as its Sophie and I think I'm better than her I accepted the place.
The Scots W40 are very impressive...Sarah Dunn, Heather Hartmann, Jenny Peel, Lorna Eades....and its on a map most of them have run on in the past year!
I will take your advice as my mantra, and trust me your time will come.
I think it's fantastic that the selectors have chosen you - all the effort you put in to stay fit despite being plagued with injury over the last year. Although after seeing Ruth K's abs at Scotland, I think we've both got a lot of work to do ;-)
Well I am starting a legs,bums and tums class with a good mate of mine on Wednesday evenings! ...but don't think I can be arsed to put in that much effort at my age you're not s'pose to look like that!
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