walk2:00:00 12.45 km (9:38 / km) +1181m6:32 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
Walk around the Glyders with Ciara, taking in Y Garn and Tryfan. Stunning valleys and summits and a very enjoyable walk (walking about 5:30). The sun made many guest appearances but never hung around, but it did at least stay dry.
Road bike31:38  12.93 km (2:27 / km) +34m2:25 / km
IW. No one drafting me this morning so under no pressure to move things along.
Road bike30:52  12.4 km (2:29 / km) +57m2:26 / km
HFW. Off at lunch time, not intentional but worked out well for me. Had a fire drill just before lunch after which the alarm wouldn't reset and had to be turned off. So rather than risk everyone working in a building with no fire alarm we were all asked to leave.
Road bike29:46  12.96 km (2:18 / km) +38m2:16 / km
IW. Not pushing at all but had a couple other cyclists on my tail most of the way in so couldn't slow too much either.
Road bike29:21  12.78 km (2:18 / km) +44m2:15 / km
HFW. In a rush to get to MDC run. A bloke had been knoked off his bike at the pedestrian crossing in Tong, lying on the road with blood all over his head, looked in a bad way. The only sign of anything else involved was a motorised scooter, assume they must have collided. Loads of people around so didn't stop.
Trail run warm up/down 14:02  2.35 km (5:58 / km) +51m5:23 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
Not feeling great. Have been feeling slightly off colour for the past few days but don't think anything is up.
Adventure race race 1:04:46 13.51 km (4:48 / km) +378m4:12 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
MDC run, well actually a race designed to tempt some runners into trail running and navigation. The idea was to have a marked route but also have a map on which you could take short-cuts. But instead I opted to run the Mtb Score course. Lots of running on forest roads and few opportunities to cut any corners (and have an advantage over the bikes). It takes so long to get anywhere in a 1:25k map! Enjoyed the change and the faster running was probably good for me.
Trail run43:48  6.48 km (6:46 / km) +43m6:33 / km shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
Run around the lake in Hervanta for old times sake with Toni - not that I could remember any of it. A few many corrections needs for new roads, houses, factories, football pitches, bridges... Just enough time for a quick dip before heading to the airport. Stunning day.
Trail run warm up/down 18:18 2.78 km (6:36 / km) +8m6:30 / km shoes: VJ Supra 14
Took a while to get moving and much harder to do a good warm up when the start is adjacent to the finish (had an automatic 2km plus every other day).
Orienteering race 59:14  9.15 km (6:28 / km) +169m5:55 / km shoes: VJ Supra 14
Fin5, Day 5, H40, 7.8km, 10 controls.
Long legs meant less orienteering, but an early start also meant few elephant tracks. Went out a couple of minutes behind 2nd and 3rd, but they got together and I never got close to them. The guy behind also went walkabouts somewhere so had a very quiet race.
Lovely forest, though quite tough and felt tired for the first time during the week. No mistakes today and was happy with my route choice options. Fun week, another week or so of racing in this terrain and I would have been much cleaner, but good to know that my fitness is on par with some some decent Finns.
Trail run warm up/down 14:23 2.4 km (5:59 / km) +42m5:30 / km shoes: VJ Supra 14
To the start, didn't take as long as I was expecting.
Orienteering race 33:17 5.16 km (6:27 / km) +21m6:19 / km shoes: VJ Supra 14
FIn5, Day 4, H40, Middle, 4.3km.
Was rather stupid today, was feeling good and wanted to run, but the legs didn't tell the brain, and the latter kept getting left behind. First time I've had tracks to follow this week and wanted to run! Three big mistakes, adding up to nearly 5 minutes in total. Still, means that I have people to chase tomorrow!