Orienteering race 57:44*** 8.1 km (7:08 / km) +289m6:03 / km ahr:153 max:166 shoes: VJ Integrator 2017 dobs
TAY Xmas Score @ St. Magdalene Hill. Always a fun event. Struggled off the start and all the way round with the map; printing both control numbers and the points scored made it really hard to see the control circles! Just one big blunder where I got distracted by Neil running to the wrong gate and promptly misplaced myself, a good 2+ minutes chucked, although I still finished with 2m20s to spare. Missed one 20 pointer that I thought I'd tagged on the way out, and missed the Fairy, but otherwise got the lot. Was taking the same route as J9 for most of it; I was toiling a bit with tired legs but she was running well, good to see her on the way back after more than 2 years off. TRIMP 142.
Orienteering race 41:56*** 6.22 km (6:45 / km) +36m6:33 / km ahr:157 max:166 shoes: VJ Integrator 2017 dobs
O: Gleneagles Estate. Blue: 5.7km.
First time running here. Nice mix of terrain but I had no strength in the soggy, heathery moorland, just couldn't get my knees up high enough; Fraser hoovered me up. Typically slow first few controls, but navigated steadily enough apart from a 20s stuff up leaving #20. TRIMP 111.9.
Running (Trail run) 33:38 6.52 km (5:10 / km) +160m4:36 / km ahr:151 max:162 shoes: Hoka Speedgoat 2
Gathering Stane in the freezing rain
A day to test one's resolve. Murky, <1C, raining and icy, muddy & sloppy underfoot. Normally just my cup of tea, then, but my quads were cr*p today, and don't mention the calves. TRIMP 77.8.
Running (Trail) 27:43 5.52 km (5:01 / km) +42m4:50 / km ahr:149 max:163 shoes: Nike Air Pegasus 35
Failed on the Marcothon already, but I'll forget that and just keep trying to get out the door, coughing or no! Slow and a bit icy on the paths. My calves certainly hadn't forgotten the abuse they got on Sunday but I ignored them, too, knowing that I'd brought the foam roller to work with me, much to the amusement of my workmates.
My fabby Air Pegasus 35s already feel less springy, despite being only 160km old; shoes sure don't last long. TRIMP 61