Came out of the last few days feeling more motivated than I have been in a long while to train for orienteering. I was loving it in the awesome terrain, finding the controls and racing Peter on the long test race. Absolutely exhausted on Saturday afternoon, and think that carried on to yesterday's middle race as well.
Interestingly all my niggling heel and knee sorted themselves out, I guess the old wives tale of doubling your mileage to get rid of niggles has some truth to it.
Lots of stretching whilst watching David Attenborough's Dynasties
Orienteering1:34:34 12.82 km (7:23 / km) +191m6:52 / km ahr:153 max:175 slept:8.5 shoes: Inov8 Arctic Talon
Long test race
Set off pretty cluelessly into the green instead of reading the leg properly, found 1 alright though. Useless on number 2, didn't read any of the detail and didn't follow my vague plan. At this point Peter caught me and the race began. Lots of fun interchanging the lead for the next 7 controls until #9. We chose very different routes for #10, a 15min leg, and then all of a sudden, 10 meters from the control he appears over the hill. Fantastic. 3 wobbles on the next controls and he got away.
Learning: in low vis check compass regularly and use features if available.
Really confidence boosting, motivational, and a lot of fun.