Running warm up/down 5:53 1.08 km (5:28 / km) +3m5:24 / km ahr:148 max:157 shoes: VJ iRock 2016
Orienteering race 2:06:04*** 23.26 km (5:25 / km) +328m5:04 / km ahr:163 max:175 spiked:37/37c shoes: VJ iRock 2016
OK Nuts Trophy, Full Blood race (over half marathon, mass start).
Fun format race, although not very conducive at this point in time for my training as clearly this wasn't done at Z1/Z2 HR, whilst also very clearly not competitive in this format with all the M21s etc.
Very muddy, raining or snowing (!) all the way. Had to keep putting up the hood of my waterproof, not so much for the water but to keep the warmth in!
3 loops, was much faster on the first whilst there were people nearby, but after the changeover I was running alone all the way. This meant that I paired back the pace, wasn't even running to the "normal" race HR but somewhat below.
The biggest issue was that I forgot to tape my feet and so, as usually the case when I get a fully wet socks, I got blisters which really bothered me from about halfway in the middle course.
Navigationally, I was OK for most of the race, although there were a couple of hick-ups, probably collected about 3-5 mins worth throughout the entirety of the race, with the biggest mistake in the range of 1 min (90deg error out of a control). Other than this, I was on top of the navigation, not that this was a very tricky area to be honest. Saw lots of deer, including running close by a group laying down under the trees to protect themselves from the snow.
14th / 4th M40, out of about 50, not seen the results yet.
Running warm up/down 5:16 0.91 km (5:46 / km) +2m5:42 / km ahr:140 max:149 shoes: Haglofs Gram XC 2016
Running tempo (Parkrun) 21:24 5.04 km (4:15 / km) +12m4:12 / km ahr:174 max:182 shoes: Haglofs Gram XC 2016
Parkrun at tempo pace. Very muddy - there was a XC event the day before, so slipping and sliding on quite a bit of the course. Given that not a bad time, most people on the front were 1-2min behind their PB. I tried to push the tempo for today.
Running (HR control) 50:33 7.16 km (7:03 / km) +41m6:52 / km ahr:135 max:147 shoes: Haglofs Gram XC 2016
Longish cool down / jog with HR control.
Garmin updated the firmware after the parkrun and seemed like the reported HR was higher than before. Not sure if this was genuinely my HR (probably due to lack of sleep/training during the week), or the update messed something up.