60 AJ, not too bad. Ate plenty to try and recover a bit more, pool running seems to make me very bodily tired without the DOMS or specific pains and niggles which is good but need to keep fuelled. Also, watched Free Solo, amazing.
Heels both painful today, was hoping I was on the up but this has become a real problem and I can't really see where it's going to improve. Easier week this week with an emphasis on sleeping and rehab as well as minimal force through calves and feet (basically just going to aqua-jog). Hopefully will help.
Running9:37 2.0 km (4:49 / km) +19m4:36 / km ahr:153 max:177
Orienteering52:23 10.75 km (4:52 / km) +254m4:22 / km ahr:175 max:189 shoes: Inov-8 x-talon 225 (red)
Bendigo Hagaby. Fun event but was never really in contention to be honest. Knew I had maybe 2/3, 3/4 of the course to be able to push but wouldn't have the legs by the end given the lack of recent running. From the go felt like I was absolutely gassed and my legs and lungs were having to really force themselves to work. Picked nice lines to the butterlfies then was clean throughout and popped out with a lead. Pushed pretty well back to the pivot but then the next uphill leg proved a bit too much and I was left to keep battling solo for the rest of the course to the finish. Heels hurting a reasonable bit by the end with a lot of stiffness in lower legs and ankles. Aim for the weekend was clean orienteering which I managed largely well minus a few small slips but nothing constituting a proper mistake. Very tough race today given that I could physically see people running away from me in terrain where I should be having no problems. High volume of XT including sessions has likely made me pretty fatigued recently and a lack of intense running means this was kind of expected, but it's still a bit of a kick in the teeth nonetheless. Just going to have to keep plugging away with the rehab I suppose. I know I'm fit from the x-training but my body isn't used to running, hopefully won't take too long to build that feeling up but who knows.
Running17:28 3.04 km (5:45 / km) +29m5:29 / km ahr:141 max:168