Orienteering race 3:56:07 28.49 km (8:17 / km) +621m7:28 / km shoes: O-VJ Integrator Spikes
Highlander 2008. Definitely the most fun Highlander I've done in terms of company. I don't think there was a single control I punched where there was no one in sight, and only a few legs/routes was I actually alone - vs. last year where I saw no one for like an hour+.
Steve & Erin Olafsen (Neilsen) plus 'yellow guy' were in a pack with me for most of the last 2/3 of the course - with some extras early and occasional splitting up. Me & yellow guy pulled ahead about 3 controls from the end, but then I cramped in some dense mt. laurel, and he got away. By the time I was moving again, Ross went by, and apparently somewhere near there we passed Jon T. who had a broken compass at that point. Ross got away quickly, as I was still going slow (afraid to cramp again) and at 2 controls to go I saw Steve behind me. At the go control, I looked back again, and saw Erin leading Steve into it, about 40m back. The 500m chute was tough, but fortunately the L-Quad pain didn't turn into a cramp.
Running28:28 3.69 km (7:43 / km) ahr:110 max:126 shoes: R-NB 891's
Started with a walk, then intermittently ran and walked, running for most of the last 15 minutes. Time logged is the portion that was running.
The left front-ankle muscle is a mix of mildly sore and 'tired' feeling during this run, which was quite slow, but picked up from 8min/km to 7min/km near the end. Running on grass was actually a little better - I think the variety might have helped loosen up the muscle, vs. careful footstrikes on pavement. I may try a similar short jog tonight.
Lower shin muscle are is definitely still sore to even light DT massage, which I first tried doing on Friday evening. Not much of it though.
Still hopeful that it will recover by the Highlander, but I'll have to decide on that later this week.
Running12:21 2.0 km (6:11 / km) +12m6:00 / km ahr:116 max:130 shoes: R-NB 891's
11pm run, to try the running-makes-this-injury-better strategy, which certainly seems to be working in this case. The next morning's run was almost normal feeling, albeit still a little slow & careful.
Meanwhile, I've got one pretty bad patch of poison ivy that I'm hoping won't prevent highlandering either.