Orienteering1:27:35 10.3 km (8:30 / km) +223m7:40 / km ahr:173 max:183 shoes: X Talon 212s
Oh wow! Today was a very different challenge, and I was not up to it. Becky of ten years ago would have loved this course - so much route choice, so many options, and the potential for real time loss on the wrong one. But Becky of today was not physically up to that kind of challenge. I hared off to the first two not thinking (the morning had not gone to plan - up at 5.30 to get to a Zipcar only to find that the one I'd reserved likely had a hole in the exhaust and a flashing "get a mechanic now" light, so then had to cycle across town to pick up the one car left at the New Haven Hospital. Was lucky there were any at all) about orienteering at all, and messed up. Just unconfident around one, nothing made sense on the way to two - went back to where I'd been and still couldn't get the orientation my compass was telling me to fit. So stopped at number 2, threw the map on the floor, deep breaths, and started again.
Then it was okay. Gradually got more tired and was pretty much done by the time I got to 9. Picked the right routes for me till then, didn't always execute them perfectly. Then couldn't find the right route for 10, still don't really know which the best was, and when the blueberry started, it was a struggle!
Still, impressed my body held up over two courses of that length. I know I'm never going to be racing fit again, but I feel like if I build a longer run into my weeks I can at least be slow and strong, which will do.
Having said that, I am now home and I very much doubt any of the serious tidying up that needs to be done today is going to get done.
Orienteering1:15:16 6.95 km (10:50 / km) +95m10:08 / km ahr:174 max:186 shoes: Integrators 5000
Pawtuckaway! Too tired to write much, but really enjoyed being out in the woods. Headache from number 3. Some really good bits, some terrible bits. Some stopping to chat to Ed. Excellent. Extremely tired by the end of the day.
I think I am sick. I have all the symptoms of flu, but not to the level of severity you get with flu. It's weird, my legs feel like lead, my head hurts a bit, and my throat is sore. Going for an easy cycle didn't relieve anything yesterday, which suggests it's not in my head. But no temperature last night, forgot to check this morning. Boo.
Running34:05 4.35 km (7:50 / km) +94m7:05 / km ahr:148 max:170
Went to explore River Highlands State Park. It was really nice! Obviously nor spectacular or anything, but the woods reminded me of home. And it was cooler today. Then I went to buy house plants, to make up for the lack of gardening. Eddie - know anything about house plants?