Orienteering race 18:22  3.2 km (5:44 / km)
ahr:166 max:180 shoes: Brooks Cascadia 4 (Tractors)
Sprint at Bruce CIT. 2 loops (although everyone did them in the same order) with a map change in the middle. Unfortunately 3rd last control was in the wrong spot although I wasnt effected as basically was not looking at my map enough, running hard and looked up and saw it. Basically ran really well. Almost no mistakes although a few hesitations in last 5 or so as brain went a bit far into O2 debt and I struggled to keep concentration. On the second loop quite a few controls were the same as the first including 1 identical leg so found myself checking codes a lot as couldnt believe it. Comparing time to sprint at easter I was much closer to the leaders and my result was better (22nd) although a little hard to judge seeing I wasnt effected by the misplaced control at all while plenty of others were. Good race from me.
Orienteering race 40:50  6.2 km (6:35 / km)
ahr:164 max:181 shoes: Brooks Cascadia 4 (Tractors)
Not as good as this morning. Started navigationally well but felt like physically I was still going at sprint pace. HR confirmed it and I tried to slow a little. Got through the main sand mining no probs navigating quite well but then went across a large sand mining area aiming for a side of the hill with a termite mound on the side of it. In retrospect I probably did hit it in about the right spot but had no confidence of where I was on the hillside, couldnt see the flag and te area was a bit greener than the map indicated, turned right and ran along hillside before hitting an erosion gully which sent me back to where I'd started.... just in time to see Jymbo punch the flag and leave. Jim started 2mins behind so assume I lost 2-3mins there as by the time I punched Jim was a fair way gone. Was pretty agitated about the stuff up and just tried to keep Jim in sight and realised another Victorian was behind me and then not long after that Toph caught us (4mins on me). After that it was a train for me as I pushed hard and tried to navigate into circles to make some ground up. This worked pretty well until the last few longish legs which were a long drag uphill and I didnt lose touch till last control. In the end, in some ways, my mistake didnt matter as I suspect that group running together would've caught me anyway. My result was in fact better than this morning (17th c.f. 21st this morn) and I almost got Andy (10s or so). Certainly results today consolidating my improvement at Easter - and now for 17k tomorrow!
Running warm up/down 30:00  5.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 4 (Tractors)
Total warming up and down for the day.