Orienteering race 1:15:28  10.33 km (7:18 / km) +325m 6:19 / km
ahr:148 max:161 (sick) shoes: Walsh PB Extremes
Swindale regional event. M35L, 8.9km +305m.
The day dawned bright and clear, which meant that we got a really nice view of Ullswater as we trundled along it at <20mph for 5 miles behind two stupid tractors that didn't pull over. Two heartstopping overtakes were required to get us to the event just in time for me to be late. I was feeling pretty done in by the long job up to the start - shades of yesterday again, erk - but at least I'd got some food down my neck yesterday night and, although slow, I was able to move.
Slow is what I was for the first 50 minutes, particularly on the climbs, but I was gradually feeling better, and had only accumulated a couple of minutes of fluffs and prevarications in the first 11 controls. I then found myself feeling OK and started running a bit faster, which was great, except that I promptly lost touch with the map and crashed into a 5 minute error. Idiot. I found out later that Dave C had been bamboozled by exactly the same unmarked path as I had, and had also blundered badly, but that just makes TWO silly beggars!
To some credit I then saw Mark Chapman and thought, right, he's not going to pass me, I upped the pace and stonked it home through the last four controls. So I can sort of do it.
It was a nice area, runnable and with pretty straightforward navigation, i.e. it was exactly the sort of area I'd had loved had I been fit. I'd have been happy with a time in the very low 60s. Och well. On the mend now!
Running warm up/down 25:00  3.0 km (8:20 / km) +120m 6:57 / km
shoes: Walsh PB Extremes
Jogged all the way out the start and a fair bit of the way back.