Orienteering 1:01:21 6.79 km (9:02 / km) +293m 7:26 / km
ahr:163 max:180 shoes: O shoes
Aim was to start putting things together today. But head wasn't in it. Rushed too much over the first few and lost time. Lost concentration to 5 and had to stand still and relocate although I was right on line. Silly. So I gave myself a talking to, I don't want to waste the day. I picked off 6,7,8,9 ok just slow and checking every feature. Then I thought I got a good route to 10 and I planned ahead to about 16. I nailed the next section and it was amazing feeling. My splits are deceptive as there were a few times I missed a path junction (I find them hard to see in this terrain) and I faffed around until I actually got it, and then continued at high speed.
In hindsight, my two "genius" routes were not the best. Going to 10, I had the same split as the other girls but I climbed much more height. I would say my strengths would be in the longer climbing legs and so would conclude this means my route was slightly slower ?? not sure if this is fair. On 16 I thought my route to the left was a nice line in although longer. I missed the path junction and lost ca. 30 secs, but even so I think it was too much extra distance.
I lost it at the end section, trying to get the speed of the middle section back up but not enough precision.
In conclusion, a bit annoyed that I went out to do a good race and I didn't pull myself together, but looking back I didn't prepare mentally at all, just went out for some fun. Glad I got something out of it in the end though. Could have been a total waste.
Running long 19:07 3.07 km (6:14 / km) +33m 5:54 / km
ahr:131 max:147 shoes: O shoes
extra warm down with james to go see the mountain view.
Kim checked my knee with the double bash. Concluded nothing wrong, ok to run. Good. but it bloody hurts!