Orienteering (urban) race (DTU Science Park Horsholm) 17:19*** 3.75 km (4:37 / km) ahr:179 max:190 spiked:22/24c shoes: Salomon Speedtrax black/yellow
WMOC 40-2 Sprint Qualifier
I had no idea what the standard was at these Masters sprint qualifiers so I gave it a good go with a proper warmup. Turns out my normal sprint pace was fast enough to qualify in the top ten!
Tested out the knee before starting my warmup to see if I needed to tape it (Tash had kindly walked the 1.3km to the start with me - given her start was 3.5hrs after mine, there wasn't much else for her to do.
Course wasn't overly difficult with only a few route choices. Most legs were fairly short and offered no choice whatsoever although I did almost run up the wrong side of a building from 11-12 after coming out of a path onto the road but I fixed that quick smart and I stood next to my 5 for a few seconds studying my map after I momentarily lost track of where I was, then looked up to see the control 2m in front of me! Silly. No issues with the rest of the course. I expect tomorrow to be more complicated.
Split printout said I was 5th in my heat although with a quarter of the field still to run behind me, that never changed. Happy days! Winner of our heat was a good 2:17 in front of me though so I'm not expecting any medals... My experience of finals is that everyone cranks it up a notch and I get blasted to smithereens.
Running warm up/down 10:26 1.64 km (6:22 / km) +19m6:01 / km ahr:146 max:157
Part 2 of my explore of the 1:12,000 Farum map, this time on the bike. I found a suitably rideable area around the nearby lake that looked like it had a lot of trails around it and it did! Loads of walking trails and extensive single track right around the lake made for a very enjoyable post-dinner exploration. What a great day! Took it very easy given the A final I have going on tomorrow but I have found another area further west that looks great for MTBO training. Monday is only a model event so I can go out harder on the bike after the sprint.