Running warm up/down 10:01 1.44 km (6:57 / km) ahr:114 max:130 shoes: Solar Glide Blue
Trying to gradually get the body working after spending the afternoon paving.
Orienteering42:53 8.14 km (5:16 / km) +145m4:50 / km ahr:151 max:170 shoes: Solar Glide Blue
Final Metro series race at City Beach. Quite a hilly area and Nick had warned me that the shortest route would be around 7.9k so I knew it was going to be a much longer than last week so I was worried about how my Achilles would cope. It actually coped really well. Got a bit sore on some steep hills a bit after 30 minutes but otherwise fine and seems to have pulled up well. Started up the West side and got to the first control in front thanks to going down the steps which everyone else seemed to avoid. Managed to settle on a route for the first half pretty quickly but the second half was really tricky with a lot of awkward legs and step hills. Eventually settled on dropping a couple in the middle to give a smoother route through the last few but was never convinced about my choice. Wondered if I should be pushing harder into the finish in case Hadrien was close so I was scanning for him as I ran into the oval at the end. I had just about convinced myself I was safe when I spotted him coming in from the other side of the oval. I thought I had him covered but raised a final little sprint to make sure. I think that made it 2-2 for our last 4 races, all with small margins.