Path/Terrain warm up/down 15:34  2.46 km (6:20 / km) +82m5:26 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2 (2018)
Path/Terrain intervals 31:33 6.78 km (4:39 / km) +147m4:12 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2 (2018)
Skogen Intervals - 6 x 4min (1:30)
Epic little figure of eight single track loop, with sharp turns, soft ground, hills, and other stuff in the way. Pace was clearly down but effort was there. Swapped leading the reps with Emil and his dog (tripping over occasionally) but happily began to make a gap on both by the end. Took a few to wake up but really enjoyed them once the legs started moving. Think I'll do more of these, especially if I'm not doing S+C these days - very high quality mix of speed endurance and a strength/agility session.
Path/Terrain27:06  4.74 km (5:43 / km) +56m5:24 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2 (2018)
To the lake to give the dog a swim and then home with Will. Beginning to lose conscience.
Road18:39  4.07 km (4:35 / km) +18m4:29 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Marin
Road10:17  1.85 km (5:34 / km) +82m4:34 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Marin
Orienteering1:10:40  9.76 km (7:14 / km) +148m6:44 / km shoes: Inov-8 Oroc (2018)
Didn't have much motivation for this, picturing a thicc forest that was soaking wet with rain. Surprised myself though as the additional technique training was quite fun and everything was clicking into place. Cruised round with only one wee mistake, and legs even had energy in them by the end which hasn't happened for a while.
Played a few classic orienteering training games that I think we've all been guilty of. The first involved trying to prove my compass was in fact broken during the last few events but then failing by taking some good bearings; so unfortunately I'm just shite when it comes to racing with one. Then a game of "Screw that" ensued when faced with a control point requiring any additional climbing or descending to punch. This one was my favourite, and I set the range of the imaginary SI Air I was using to a very big distance. Finally, towards the end of the corridor I just wanted to get home so played a brief round of "F the corridor" and took a bearing home, dissecting the entire exercise.
Path/Terrain warm up/down 18:54  3.62 km (5:13 / km) +21m5:04 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Orienteering race 32:34  6.76 km (4:49 / km) +182m4:15 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Nighthawk Day - Leg 7 (ungaffeled)
Had some unfinished business from last night and when Marcus had a bit of a nightmare there were places for me to catch. Ran hard out the field but had a small miss on one, classically confusing path and crags (patent pending). Then a wee mistake on two, confusing two clearings, but then took control and began to make time. Good shift up the hill to 4 and had a nice control pick at the top, overtaking FSK in the process. Let out some speed on the way back and was very excited to find Karl F by 8mins. Pushed into the finish with him but he beat me to the line. Won the leg by a few seconds which is nice considering there was still about a minute lost. Team didn't have the best of days, but promising stuff for the season to come. Hope to have a bash at first leg sometime soon.
Path/Terrain warm up/down 6:54  1.12 km (6:10 / km) shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Path/Terrain52:58  10.68 km (4:58 / km) +166m4:36 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2 (2018)
Out in a cold summer evening, hovering around 12c. Beautiful sunset and still forest made this very enjoyable.
Path/Terrain48:35  10.99 km (4:25 / km) +134m4:10 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2 (2018)
Cruising round a very rainy day in Halden. Legs feeling epic.
Path/Terrain warm up/down 11:52  2.07 km (5:44 / km) shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Orienteering race 49:45  8.88 km (5:36 / km) +226m4:58 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Nighthawk Night - "Leg" 2 (Mass Start)
Big start with first four runners from each team. Was suitably hyped apparently as once I got boxed in and angry, I went off to the side, shifted gear and took the front. Nice 20m gap by the start flag, overtaking the quadbike, and then set into a nice race pace with Kasper. Led him into 1, he led into 2, and then I lost it to 3 having been wondering if I should go back and check the code at 2. He stealth punched and I continued running for 300m, thinking we'd done a huge banana. Rage ensued but it was already lost, 4mins gone. I put in some good orienteering after but also made some dreadul mistakes, wasn't using my compass enough and had exhausted myself with the rage split to 4. Ah well, not too bad, as my mistake feels less significant that general orienteering misses. Would have been on for a good time and would have definitely stuck with the pack so that's nice enough to know.
Path/Terrain warm up/down 3:59  0.48 km (8:14 / km) +3m7:58 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Path/Terrain warm up/down 6:30  1.0 km (6:30 / km) +16m6:02 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)