In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Orienteering||3|| 55:54|| 6.21||(9:00)|| 10.0||(5:35)|
| ||Total||3|| 55:54|| 6.21||(9:00)|| 10.0||(5:35)|
Orienteering race 15:33  3.2 km (4:52 / km)
shoes: Nike Air Pegasus 30 Blue
WMOC Sprint Final - Auckland Uni
Running with thigh heavily taped for the first time ever following advice from the physio yesterday, which felt awkward beforehand, but was mostly OK while running. However, leg still fairly sore and was stopping me concentrating 100%. Only really worrying pain towards the end when I wanted to try to speed up - too much pain to really get into top gear. Was also slow early on in the easy bit at the start.
Technically very average. Silly mistake on 2, running to the wrong tree (15s). Then nearly 30s 10-11 where I ran into an underground area that should have been taped off (going back there later, the tape was there but had been moved out of the way). Also, the map was wrong at exactly that point, which didn't help. Wrong route 12-13 (5 sec), still not recovered from then mistake. Didn't spot the better route 20-21 which may have cost 15s. Other small issues at 8, 16, 20. Caught Dirk Goosens somewhere around 17, which both helped and hindered.
Not too disappointed as couldn't have won on the day. Without the injury, might have been able to. A bit annoying that my main time loss was not really my fault, though not sure whether that cost me a place or not.
Orienteering race 15:39  3.0 km (5:13 / km)
ahr:150 max:163 shoes: Nike Air Pegasus 30 Blue
WMOC Sprint Qualifier - Epsom Campus - 3.0Km
Went to the start not knowing if I was going to be able to run. Long warm up, lots of stretching and then some jogging and it seemed like it might hold together so feeling very relieved when I started. Still took it very gently at the start. Sped up a bit but never got to racing speed. Hamstring got quite sore, particularly on the inside, but was able to cope with it. One sharp burst of pain when I had to react quickly to avoid someone.
As a result of the lack of speed, held it together pretty well technically. Only real mistake was about 10 seconds at 6 where I ran past the tree and looked at some others. Picked the right routes as well. Still very surprised by the result.
Walked round the sprint course in Rotorua. Tried jogging a few steps a few times, and there is substantial pain, but walking OK. Hamstring seems a bit clicky, which is something new. Other injuries not a problem - hip in particular seems a lot better.
Orienteering race 24:42  3.8 km (6:30 / km)
ahr:145 max:159 shoes: VJ Falcon
Middle Earth WMG warm up.
Did 3.32Km before the hamstring failed. Caught Greg Barbour up 8-9 and was running with him approaching 11 when there was a sudden sharp pain in my left hamstring, almost like a cramp. Walked on to the control, but obviously in too much pain to continue so just walked back to the finish. Disappointing. Doesn’t feel too bad a few hours later, but really not sure how much damage has been done.
Didn't push the orienteering at all. Taking it very carefully on any rough bits, and resisted the temptation to get into a race with Greg, so very surprised to get the injury on a bit of very easy running. Was not concentrating hugely on the navigation - small misses on 4,5,9,10 probably adding up to about 1:30.
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