Running warm up/down 5:00 0.85 km (5:55 / km) +3m5:48 / km ahr:138 max:149 shoes: NVII Forest 1
Got early starts to get back to Lisbon on time but almost was late to the start because of the toilet queue
Orienteering race 1:50:47 17.6 km (6:18 / km) +203m5:57 / km ahr:160 max:180 spiked:20/30c
POM long - 22nd
Was not in the right headspace at all at the start since we were so rushed. Tried to focus up after missing 1 a bit but then some unmapped planted trees messed me up to 2. Then 3 was just a poor plan. Finally took a breather and nailed 4, but then missed the trail to 5. 6 was a nice long trail run so I was able to get into it a bit more and read ahead. Off on my bearing to 8 but recovered quickly. The middle, except 12 and 14, was much better and I could match things up well and anticipate. But I started to get bored after about 23/24 and just could not concentrate enough in the last field area and lost a lot of time in the final controls. Lovely terrain though and nice to run early to beat the heat. Coming out of this week with lots of cuts, scrapes, bruises, and fun memories! Looking forward to a rest day! (And some non-cobblestone roads)
Running warm up/down 23:00 3.4 km (6:46 / km) +8m6:41 / km ahr:139 max:169 shoes: Brooks Ghost 12
Orienteering race 35:54 6.66 km (5:23 / km) +175m4:46 / km ahr:170 max:188 spiked:28/30c shoes: Brooks Ghost 12
POM urban middle - 5th
Quite simple nav, and fun mix of park and urban. It was hot and hilly, and so much sunlight the whole race. By the long leg uphill to the castle I was feeling pretty tired already. Focused on planning ahead and being prepared and just suffered through until the end. Nothing super eventful really, but a fun race nonetheless.
Running warm up/down 10:00 1.75 km (5:44 / km) +13m5:31 / km ahr:159 max:175 shoes: Brooks Ghost 12
A lovely bit of heat exhaustion made for between race car napping fun.
Running warm up/down 17:00 2.84 km (5:59 / km) +11m5:52 / km ahr:152 max:173 shoes: Nvii XXC Crazy Light
Orienteering race 17:34 3.88 km (4:32 / km) +23m4:24 / km ahr:175 max:189 spiked:22/24c
POM Night Sprint - 1st!
Did not feel super great at all before starting after the heat issues this morning but somehow came back to life for the win! Super exciting out there in the dark with people running all over the place. Didn’t read my control description properly for 3 and lost some time there going around a wall for no reason. Then to 6 left the control down the wrong path and then just forgot to turn up the right road since I was already reading ahead. Whoops. Other than that it was just a bit of hesitating in the final park area because the controls were so close and there were people EVERYWHERE! So hard not to run into anyone! Felt strong the whole way.