Running (trail) 42:04 5.6 km (7:31 / km) +70m7:04 / km ahr:144 max:172 shoes: Anaïs (Salomon Fellraiser)
Out after Lukas fell asleep. I really could have just gone to bed myself but WOC. Weekends with a toddler are 10x more exhausting than weekdays. I'm not sure there's an end in sight for that...
Nice easy trail loop out to Nedre Blanksjø. Legs a little tired but nonetheless springy. That is, turnover was easy but there was no oomph. Beautiful, sunny, warm afternoon turned into a nice evening so it was delightful in the forest.
Running12:35 2.1 km (5:59 / km) +5m5:55 / km ahr:141 max:170
Orienteering race 42:42*** 4.52 km (9:26 / km) +105m8:28 / km ahr:171 max:196 13c shoes: Eton & Eccles (O-Roc 280)
15-Stafetten Leg 4a on NSK3
Fun day in the forest. Legs were toast, probably mostly from Thursday but I was probably also tired from evil pollen. There are a lot of trails in this area and I didn't do a good job ignoring them when I should have.
Just in case there was any doubt about Hausken's badassery, I encourage anyone who can interpret the Norwegian to read her latest blog post. Google Translate works ok, though of course you lose some of how well it's written.
Running hills (trail) 1:22:18 10.18 km (8:05 / km) +254m7:11 / km ahr:147 max:180 shoes: Anaïs (Salomon Fellraiser)
Today was a hills and tempo day. Warmed up to Skjerven, then 8x30" hills on a very muddy and nobbly trail, followed by 15' steady state with a bunch of up, then a much more lame 4x20" hills at Nedre Blanksjø, which turned out not to be a good place for short hills -- not steep or sustained enough for it. Then back home.
I hadn't realized that there was orienteering in my back yard today so it was a bit surprising when someone popped out right by a control in front of me (there are a lot of random controls out there, so that hadn't tipped me off). He was wearing an O suit that must have been from the 80s and he had sort of that 80s look about him, and the birds were chirping after a bit of rain and I felt like I had been transported into one of those cheesy info videos they used to show in school, probably with a title like, "Orienteering: A Nordic Sport For All". I composed the soundtrack in my head for the rest of the run.
It was pretty warm out, by Oslo standards, but also sticky with a bit of a rain. And a lot of mud. So much mud. Everything felt pretty good running and my butt was tired from the hard climbing efforts, so I give it an A.
I went easy on myself as far as the course setting, both courses the same but the harder one on a map without trails (and one leg reverse corridor/single contour). Also, there was a training session at work that I was able to listen to via Hangouts while I was out there so I consider that a pretty successful outing.