Running (TRAIL)17:02  2.36 km (7:12 / km) shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
Orienteering (FOREST) race 1:13:30  14.64 km (5:01 / km) +299m4:33 / km shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
JK - Day 3 - 2nd
The stress levels were pretty high even before starting knowing I had to do well to stand a chance at selection. This was combined with the knowledge that there were some really strong M20’s stacked up behind me and nobody I could really use. Straight out the start box and the pressure already cracked me as I struggled with the 1:15 scale causing a needles parallel. After that I sprinted through the timed out crossing in full paranoia mode. Was then clean through the mid section of the map before some solid traffic lighting in the green section. Coming out of c15 i chose to run/walk a solid 200m through the fight before hitting the road then just pathing it the rest of the way. I then accidentally hit the road to early on the way to c17 and didn’t want to add the extra time of diverting for a drink. The rest of the run was uneventful apart from a stupid 1min mistake at c20 then a little one at c21 (rage/confusion). All round not the run i wanted but hopefully it’s good enough for selection.
Running (TRAIL)2:51  0.38 km (7:30 / km) shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
Running (TRAIL)10:23  1.82 km (5:43 / km) +3m5:40 / km shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
Orienteering (FOREST) 28:22  5.28 km (5:22 / km) +32m5:13 / km shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
JK - Day 2 - 3rd
Disappointing from the start where immediately got completely disorientated loosing so much time. This set the mood for the rest of the race which consisted of poor rc and bad exit direction. luckily only 1 min down on Pete so its all to play for tomorrow.
Running (TRAIL)4:47  0.8 km (5:59 / km) +6m5:46 / km shoes: Inov8 x-talons 230
Running (ROAD)13:12  2.4 km (5:30 / km) shoes: Salming Speed 1
Orienteering (SPRINT/URBAN)16:42  4.13 km (4:03 / km) shoes: Salming Speed 1
JK - Day 1 - 3rd
No thrills today just got round mistake free which is always satisfying. Looking back on this i definitely took way too long to get into the map which made me keep hesitating and loosing seconds that woould prove valuable later on. Then in the last section i accidentally ran past one of the controls coz i was to busy planning ahead then just hit a bit of a wall and my legs stopped being in sprint mode (should have eaten more). hopefully i have got my head in gear for tomorrow. Still happy with the result as it takes some pressure off so i can enjoy some quality orienteering.
Running (ROAD)14:15  2.17 km (6:33 / km) +14m6:21 / km shoes: Salming Speed 1