Running warm up/down 15:12 3.01 km (5:03 / km) ahr:141 max:154 shoes: VJ Bold #2
Orienteering race 53:02 9.3 km (5:42 / km) +61m5:31 / km ahr:152 max:182 shoes: VJ Bold #2
A pretty good race so almost a great race. Chucked a minute near the end by switching off and forgetting to navigate on one of the simple last controls. Lost another 40s but running down the wrong path on the run in. Conquered the rest of the course, some pretty technical stuff, with not to many problems, attacking it and feeling good both technically and physically.
Don’t switch off at the end.
Running warm up/down 19:21 4.01 km (4:49 / km) +49m4:32 / km ahr:147 max:160 shoes: VJ Bold #2
Running warm up/down 12:25 2.19 km (5:40 / km) +26m5:21 / km ahr:158 max:175 shoes: VJ Bold #2
Orienteering race 54:01 8.07 km (6:42 / km) +69m6:25 / km ahr:174 max:194 shoes: VJ Bold #2
Ha. Ha. Ha. Pretty terrible start.
Mass start looped course with some big names on the start list. Gun goes off and it’s fairly chaotic, didn’t really read the map, glanced down, into the forest “yeah this is more or less right” end up at a control, wrong one. Ahhhhhh. Stumble around, 10mins of pitiful relocation later and I find the control. Well that’s a solid start - better do the next one right.
Get to the road, along the path, bearing, compass, no control. Balls. Ping away another 5mins wow this is really going well. Plod on pretty demotivated for a couple of controls, oooh what’s that I see? The boys coming back around for the next loop (loop 2 of 3). Sick I may as well try keep with and use them.
Enjoyed the head to head, felt pretty comfortable, was going a fair amount of navigating. This is more like it. Get to the finish, ditch my 2nd loop map, grab the 3rd loop continue with the front pack fun. Alone this time but with a different mindset, more aggressive, more used to the terrain, more into the map. Confidence was better and so was the navigating. Enjoyed it, got back in a pretty good time (but just missed a loop) good fun at the end of the day. Pretty poor start though, need to be more confident.