Orienteering race (NSW Sprint Champs) 19:26  **** 3.3 km (5:53 / km) +80m 5:15 / km
spiked:17/21c shoes: Salomon s-lab
I'm beginning to think that while my attackpoint log does look more impressive when I take longer to do a course as the bars are longer, that maybe I should rethink this strategy as it is leading to some annoyance in the results department. Smashed through the first 5 controls absolutely nailing everything with 0 hesitation, then completely didn't see #6 on the way to #7 (woo mp!) then up the stairs to 8. Route choice on longer legs seemed fairly arbitrary as differences amounted to 5 seconds either way. Still going well till number 13 where I spent 20 seconds on a slight navigational wobble and then up the massive staircase (Felt as if I was climbing some chinese mountain with a temple on top it was a pretty big staircase), then my calves just died hardcore and I struggled super hard through the rest of the race. When my body went so did the mind and my decision making became super sloppy and slow. After 14 just lost seconds on every control due to tiredness. Frustrating that I was ahead of both Barnsdog and Macey by about 20-30s heading into number 12 before my bloody calves decided to shit themselves again. Really really nice area I was pleasantly surprised by how cool the map was. Heaps of cool stairs and gardens. Course was cool too with some neat route choices. Nav felt awesome when my body was good but when it started getting tough my nav just suffered terribly. Sick of MPs and this one was a complete surprise to me. Ah well. Well done to Oscar for being ridiculous and doing 16:40.