Orienteering race 45:59  *** 4.5 km (10:13 / km) +185m 8:29 / km
spiked:15/19c slept:6.0 shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons 212
SA Champs Middle. Mokobulaan - Zomerplaats, Lydenburg.
Not very happy with my race. The terrain was fast and the course was quite long so I struggled. Lots of small misses at the beginning (in the circle mistakes) - lost 10sec on #2 and 30 sec on #3. Struggled up the hill to #5 but kept it moving and closed in on Zoe (8 min). Had a clean middle section spiking #8 to #16. Lost 30 sec on #17. Easy control but lost focus. Lost the race to #18. Had a 50 sec lead. Went straight which was probably the better option but wasn't moving well and wasn't confident about hitting the root stock. Lost about a minute and a half.
Ended up 3rd with Tania 16 sec ahead and Zig 2nd 9 sec ahead. Close race! Really blew it at the end so rather disappointing.
Good lesson learned though. Should have taken a better look at the course as a whole so I could pace myself better. I started too fast and took major strain towards the end. Of course being fitter would solve that problem too.
Running warm up/down 20:00  2.93 km (6:50 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons 212
Good warm up to the start.
Forgot to go for a warm down jog straight after the event but had promised myself I'd do thing properly this weekend so went for a short jog later on at the school so I was warm for a good stretch.