~45mins 'easy' riding with 3 x build to race pace, which I threw in at any old time. Since I now consider race pace to be E3, I made the builds 2/2/2 at E1/E2/E3 although given my 'easy' pace up until the start of the first build ended up being mostly at E1 anyway thanks to the heat, the start of each build wasn't mush faster.
I had meant to start a bit earlier but spent time trying to figure out why the rear wheel of the Trek sounds like crap but it only seems to be when I'm not on the bike so I have no idea what's wrong with it. Needed to tighten the brakes too because both levers were almost reaching to the handlebars. Took me a while to figure out how to adjust the rear one since the adjustment thingy is in a weird spot.
Tomorrow's going to suck I think, especially given my late start time. If the wind is anything like today, I won't be getting any PBs. Hopefully the cooler forecast holds up because I would have died out there today.
Orienteering (urban) race (Swanbourne) 31:34** 7.36 km (4:17 / km) +115m3:59 / km ahr:181 max:190 spiked:16/17c shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3D blue/green
Last Metro of the season. I'd already won but had to stop Sten from winning to prevent a tie for first place. Sten turned up so that meant I had to run the long course but then found out after the finish that he'd dropped down to the medium, damn him. Wore the HR strap for the first time in a Metro event and surprising results say I was in the red zone for almost the whole event. Well I guess that's running for you.
As per usual I picked a suboptimal route. I'd already decided at the start that I wasn't going up the hill to collect any controls so missed #3 and I missed both beach controls so added distance to get #17 and #13. Ahh well, ended up four minutes clear of Oliver and he did exactly the same controls as I did. Map reading wasn't that great either. Had a few small issues, particularly the direction I left the first control and looking for #9 on the wrong junction. Need to get my concentration back for the MSW.
Don't know how the legs are going to back up for tomorrow's time trial now. They weren't that great afterwards.