Orienteering43:52** 6.9 km (6:21 / km) +166m5:40 / km ahr:151 max:201 spiked:12/14c shoes: Puma Faas 250 Trail
H3 at Yetar Spring. No warm up and rushed through the start jumping the queue because I wanted to get back in time for Rachel to do a longer warm up. Didn't start the gps until half way to number 1. Feeling rushed and an uphill start made the heart twitchy and it started spiking on the way to 2 hitting 201 at one point. Rate dropped down again and stayed reasonable for the rest of the course but I still felt a bit unwell all the way and it was back up over 180 again fairly soon after I finished. Ran straight past 3 thinking about my rudeness at the start instead of where I was on the track losing maybe 45 seconds. Rest of the course was pretty clean apart from being very hesitant going into the last.
Felt very slow and spent much of the course thinking I should give up orienteering completely as I don't think it is very good for my health at the moment. Disappointed with the time at the finish as I thought it should have been a sub 35 minute course. My mind clearly hasn't adjusted to what my body is capable of at the moment.
Orienteering50:26 2.46 km (20:29 / km) +62m18:11 / km ahr:103 max:190 shoes: Puma Faas 250 Trail
E course with Liam and Amy. Only logged to get a record of what my heart was doing. Not happy up the first hill, settled down through the middle of the course then protested again when I carried Amy up the last hill.
Orienteering race 21:19  ** 4.3 km (4:57 / km) shoes: Puma Faas 300 Black
Nav Dash at Ascot. Zero warm up and totally unprepared at the start so naturally went out a bit hard. Henry passed me (just under a minute as I was late starting) at the start of the short legs which was nice as it put him under a bit of pressure and allowed me to keep up with him for about 5 controls instead of 0. Heart was bad early but I didn't have the heart rate monitor on (one of the many things I forgot in the rush at the start) so I just kept going as fast as I could which got slower and slower as I went. Probably went too hard trying to stay with Henry so really struggled after that. Took the wide options to avoid anything remotely like a hill but still struggled to keep running. I was gaining on Ceri for a while around the track on the last long leg but then she started running again and regained all her lead although I did get past her by cutting the corner at the end. Fun course but the usual frustration at being unable to enjoy running hard.
Running33:35 6.45 km (5:12 / km) +59m4:59 / km ahr:141 max:157 shoes: Nike Free 3.0 V4
Steady run up to Hale Oval and back on the sand tracks. Calves a little tight and a little tired but mostly felt as though I was flowing pretty well. Nice to get through a whole run without heart issues. Actually 4min to 12min doesn't look so good. I didn't feel much so it might have just been bad readings but I did start to feel better and speed up after 12min.
Running tempo 51:54 10.79 km (4:49 / km) +96m4:36 / km ahr:154 max:172 shoes: Puma Faas 300 Black
Rosalie run. Started out with Alyson again and tried a bit harder to stay near her on the hills this time (without much success). Heart started to play up on the way down to UWA but it never felt that bad so I just ignored it. Heart rate jumped up to 172 during the regroup at the war memorial and didn't settle again until half an hour after getting home but again it didn't feel too bad so I pretty much ignored it. Felt really good for a while having to prop to stay behind Ben and Jeff and then letting go to catch back up to Nic and Alyson.