Orienteering race 1:11:09 12.57 km (5:40 / km) +454m 4:48 / km
ahr:169 max:181 shoes: O shoes
not sure how much time lost yet. need to work that out later.
picked up map and was happy. i can do this. good to one and two. decided route to 3. went for it. fully concentrating and then bam. it went. saw a control too early. knew it was too early. went to look. gone. faff faff faff. finally see control.
4 -5 ok, getting back into the rhythm. 6 good. picking up speed. missed in the circle. wasnt precise enough going up the slope. pippa questions whether the map was wrong or control was in wrong place. dont think it was that bad. it was more me. i relocated quick enough.
7 good but could have been faster, likewise with 8.
9 happy enough with route (dont think it was necessarily the best) but lost it in the circle. so close, yet so far. not sure how much i lost.
10 way off bearing. lost a bit there. 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 ok. caught alice butt. took different (probably not best route) to 16. then lost it in the circle big time. 17 - 18 - 19 - finish ok.
10 minutes in top heart rate zone, 50 in threshold. pathetic. poor day physically and technically.
it maybe was the pressure getting to me a bit. but maybe also just trying to relax too much. the last 2 uk cup races i tried to just race stress-free, keep calm and make sensible decisions. maybe i tried to cool it too much. i was too confident in my speed??
Running warm up/down 17:56 2.51 km (7:09 / km) +20m 6:52 / km
ahr:128 max:139 shoes: new saucony
ranting at poor claire ward and anne. glad to see both of them run well. more girls in the mix will only push us harder and change the line up around. long time overdue.