Walked around 2 sprint maps today since I didn't think running was a good idea. Total walking time was around 4 hours in two parts, and probably well over 10k. My quad of the non-injured leg is quite tired from the uneven-ness of the boot. I feel like the boot is like a sketchers shape up shoe but only on one leg...
Circuit training at the gym in Sheffield! Legs are feeling the weekend for sure.
I also went for about a 2 hour or so hike in the Peak District with Tamsin this morning - absolutely stunning views! It was incredibly windy and then it started sprinkling rain perpendicular to us. Still warm out so it was fine. Then we had nice warm lunch and headed back into town. :D
Running warm up/down (Road) 13:00  2.03 km (6:24 / km) shoes: Saucony Guide 10
Orienteering35:56  6.08 km (5:55 / km) +119m5:23 / km shoes: Saucony Guide 10
Last day in Armagh! A longer sprint course that combined Fridays and yesterday's maps. Took it slow and really looked and planned ahead and checked control descriptions. Legs were tired and blisters hurt a lot. No extremes pain in my tibia though but it's definitely sore.
I had a great weekend here and can't wait for the coming week in Sheffield !
Running warm up/down (Road) 10:00  1.56 km (6:25 / km) shoes: Saucony Guide 10
Stretching/yoga/drills (dynamic) 7:00 
Running warm up/down (Road) 7:00  1.09 km (6:25 / km) shoes: Saucony Guide 10
Orienteering24:14  4.67 km (5:11 / km) +42m4:58 / km shoes: Saucony Guide 10
Day 2 - Sprint Quali
This race started at the base of the stairs to this magnificent cathedral in Armagh and it pretty stunning. The race had some good technical decision making legs with precise map reading right off the start with many small passages, fences and staircases. On 3, I missed the tiny opening in a wall between a building and took the long route around instead. I also punched the wrong flag on my way to 9 but fixed it (my control was 10m past the first one on another tree). Then came number 10 which I think lots of people messed up on. I read my control description which only kind of made sense to me and ended up on the wrong side of a fence with a big long ways to get around to the proper side. Sigh.
Other than that I think I raced smart and invested small amounts of time here and there as to not get stuck and have a big blow up. Apparently that worked because I made the A final!
Running warm up/down (Road) 10:00  1.6 km (6:15 / km) shoes: NB Vazee Summit
Stretching/yoga/drills (dynamic) 8:00 
Orienteering20:09  3.94 km (5:07 / km) +65m4:43 / km shoes: NB Vazee Summit
Had the same plan as the morning to invest time wisely since there were many traps and uncrossable fences. I was able to read ahead well and was reading inside the control circle better than in the morning. 13-the end was really smooth but after a steep climb up to 13 my legs were pretty wiped.
My leg didn't hurt to walk on, so that is good I guess! I've still been wearing the boot around just to give it a little time to take a break. The thing that is most in pain are my feet that I forgot to tape against blisters!
Made it to Armagh!
Had a good explore in Dublin and a fun first night race. More info to come better wifi
Running warm up/down 10:00  1.53 km (6:32 / km) shoes: NB Vazee Summit
Orienteering22:10  4.02 km (5:31 / km) +43m5:14 / km shoes: NB Vazee Summit
First race in Armagh - in the night!
The race was a mass start (4 heats) with an OCup-like box right off the start, where you had to get 5/7 CPs before heading off on the course. Then there were running loops that you also had to do before going on the rest of the normal styled course. There were fun butterfly loops and a great mix of urban, park and forest. One little hesitation on control where I was hesitant about what side of the wall it was on and another where I couldn't see the flag behind a tree. Other than that, it took some time to shake the jello legs before getting up to speed, but I really enjoyed this race!