In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Orienteering||1|| 2:01:58|| 7.46||(16:21)|| 12.0||(10:10)|| 280|
| ||Interval Session||1|| 54:00|
| ||Road Run||1|| 50:00|
| ||Total||3|| 3:45:58|| 7.46|| 12.0|| 280|
Road Run 50:00 
Steep climb up the hill from Bath to Bath University in 17:17, then round the campus on a gloriously sunny evening. Cold finally starting to wane, hopefully I can remove the "ill" flag soon.
To Bath (where it's very sunny).
Interval Session intervals 54:00 
Bored with being ill, so went to the Garscube interval session at the track anyway. Warm up, 4 x 800 m in 3:23, 3:25, 3:25, 3:25, two slow laps of track, 5 x 200 m in between 48 and 50, warm down (including some stretching). Session 54 mins. Surprisingly, I didn't feel too bad.
... local quack says local strain of flu is taking most people four weeks to get over, so still two weeks of coughing to go, then!
Not really tired despite all the travel and lack of sleep, confirming what I already knew, namely that I wasn't really pushing physically yesterday. Still ill after two weeks, so time to visit the local quack ...
Orienteering race 2:01:58  12.0 km (10:10 / km) +280m 9:06 / km
Leg 2 for SLOW at Jukola 2018 (12.0 km, 280) in 2:01:58. Set off in a heady 93rd (!) place after a great first leg by Matthew Fellbaum and knew I was out of my depth as dozens of runners (some top teams wearing GPS vests) streamed past me. Continuous steam of runners overtaking me all the way, gradually getting slower until by the end I had almost "found my level". Generally navigated pretty well, with only significant errors a miss in the circle at the end of the traditional long first leg (almost 3 km!), a fortunate blunder into the control after a wobble at 5, and a visit to the wrong gaffle at 10. Started to flag a bit towards the end, but found it harder to keep going mentally than physically. Very dusty in places, a bit like running in fog a couple of times. Gloomy but ever got really totally dark, and noticeably lighter by the end. Dropped over 400 places to just over 500th place. Team finished around 520th out of around 1,900 teams. Back in Glasgow by about 9 pm.
From Glasgow to Jukola (were it was very dry and sunny).
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