Orienteering race 1:45:31  16.88 km (6:15 / km) +700m 5:11 / km
shoes: inov8 x-talon 212
Easter Long Distance
Tough day at the office, pretty weak performance physically so disappointing. Henry caught 4min on me a lot sooner than I would've expected and I tried to sit in for a coupe of ks but it just wasn't happening. A few small mistakes scattered throughout but mainly just not feeling strong, then with about a third to go I knew it really wasn't to be so pretty much just jogged the rest. Not a nice feeling giving in like that but looking back now it probably was sensible.
I think I was so far off the pace due to a mix of losing a bit of long-distance shape over the last month, inexperience at big-boy longs and not having my training focused on long distance this year. I guess some learning generated and I'm very fired up for the rest of the week now so not the end of the world.