In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Orienteering||1|| 2:16:11|| 7.98||(17:03)|| 12.85||(10:36)|| 552|
| ||Strength & Conditioning||1|| 1:00:00|
| ||Running||1|| 32:21|| 3.86||(8:22)|| 6.22||(5:12)|| 67|
| ||Total||3|| 3:48:32|| 11.85|| 19.07|| 619|
Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 
Last CorkO S&C class of the season :(
Pinged my left adductor doing a front squat, not too bad hopefully.
Orienteering race 2:16:11  12.85 km (10:36 / km) +552m 8:43 / km
ahr:159 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 305
Munster League Orienteering at Coumshingaun. This one took me right into the red zone and I suffered hard! Set off 3 minutes behind Niamh and 6 behind Killian, and never came close to catching either. A couple of wobbles early on where I was running to the wrong features but spotting my own control nearby. It was inevitable that my luck would run out with this method of orienteering! Made a mess of 4 and worse again on 5. After that I was more careful, partly also because I was suffering in the heat and knew I had to conserve energy. En route to 7 I went via the pond to dip in my feet and splash water on my face. Not the most efficient route but it was worth the detour. Had trouble interpreting the contours around 8 but fortunately there were other people around. Brian caught me at 13 and we were leap-frogging until the map exchange. After the map exchange I just wanted to sit down and be finished but I forced myself up the hill after Brian. Made a mess of control 3 on the second map but aside from that it was relatively clean, just slow. Getting back into the forest was interesting, it seemed from the map that the area at the corner of the field was get-throughable, but in reality it was a battle with a sea of brambles. I was so relieved to get to the finish and drink whatever I had in the car. Large bottle of coke bought on the way home had me feeling human again after an hour or so. What a great challenge today - really reminded me how much terrain fitness is required to run a course like that well. Baking heat and no sun screen, may be red-faced tomorrow morning.
Limited time today - must look for accommodation in South Tipp as moving jobs in 2 weeks. May try to fit in a short leg loosener later in the afternoon. Orienteering at Coumshingaun tomorrow! Had major overshooting problems at the IOC Middle last year, so will dig out the map this evening for some staidéar. Looking forward to it, and weather forecast looks great :)
I love this time of year - snowing on Wednesday, highs of 14 degrees on Sunday.
Running 32:21  6.22 km (5:12 / km) +67m 4:56 / km
ahr:150 shoes: Inov-8 Road-X 233
Trot around Mitchelstown bypass. Calves feeling a little tight but otherwise feeling good. Sunny, warm day. Found a place to live in Clonmel with a great view of the hills... hope to spend lots of time in them! Ready to Spring forward, and looking forward to O tomorrow.
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