orienteering race 1:42:00 **** 15.0 km (6:48 / km) +600m 5:40 / km
spiked:21/25c shoes: Spike S
Billygoat. finished 6th. somehow -- as expected.
pretty much no warm-up, number 1 was/felt like a tough one, and the 2 weeks just prior no training-easy training & knee pain was the explanation ( my quad muscle was nice tapped friday for this event. yeap . blue tape ).
settled for several controls with Ali for a good/strong pace in the technical part. pace was ok now. missed 8 a bit over a minute got almost caught again by a 'second group'. then choose to do 11 and not skip it. for race strategy probably would be better skipped- but nay..
missed a good 3 min at 13, and the chasing group of 4-5 M35-ish passed me. pass them easy within 2 controls and blasted towards 16- forget knee on a steep downhill. but many missing cliffs on the map nearby 16 and i got in trouble , probably missed 2 min- still wondering group got us again, and i am near 17- so forced to skip this one, and now i have to go uphill towards 18, passed by it by 2 m did not seen it till i was 40 m over , looked back, seen it now, slipped out a loud f- word, and from there i was mad. eagerly waiting now to see other people split towards 19. i did a fast 4.15 there. somehow un-eventfull till the end except the nice feeling passing Wyatt ( which skipped 18 and was now ahead ). added some more points towards my billygoat collection. hopefully moved into top 10- all timers out of 5 events ( for now ). good trip , too long a bit on the way back as knee wasn't so happy when we got home. oh well. he better lower his expectations. everybody, and every part of the body --have to--
life goes on