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  orienteering2 1:38:35 6.65(14:50) 10.7(9:13) 280
  Total2 1:38:35 6.65(14:50) 10.7(9:13) 280
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Tuesday Feb 21 #

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I was seeing the doctor yesterday anyway about heart related issues, but he happens to be the doctor at our surgery that deals with sports injuries. He poked around a bit and wobbled my foot about and decided it was fairly minor and recommended not running for at least 2 weeks and certainly not on Sunday.

It was quite swollen yesterday and painful to walk normally, but today the swelling has reduced and I can walk without a limp.

Bigland or bust.

Sunday Feb 19 #

orienteering 35:40 [4] 4.0 km (8:55 / km)

Costa Calida day 2, middle distance chasing start. I had been hobbling about and moaning a lot from the moment I finished day 1 until I started day 2. I didn't actually think I was going to get as far as number 1, but as soon as I started running more or less properly the pain in my calf greatly reduced. I still had to be a bit cautious, particularly downhill, and I was never going very fast but I just concentrated on being accurate. I was 9 minutes behind Clive and 5 minutes ahead of 3rd place when I started so I had a fairly big buffer anyway. I lost a few seconds at a boulder where I went straight to the obvious boulder 10 metres away before spotting the flag above me on a pebble, and some of the time I got offline a bit trying to judge the height going around the hills.. The area was very nice, scrubby underfoot with lots of small rounded hills and erosion gullies, and a bit of tree cover on the higher parts.

3rd on the day, 5 minutes behind Clive and 20 seconds ahead of Mark S. Comfortably in second overall, 14 minutes behind Clive and 4 minutes ahead of Wim Vervoort in 3rd.

Much colder than day 1, about 9 degrees and very chilly in the exposed assembly area. I wore a helly which was fine out in the open but I was way too hot in the trees.

Calf was sore afterwards but nowhere near as bad as on Saturday. Travelling home hasn't helped and I won't be running for a bit.

Saturday Feb 18 #

orienteering 1:02:55 [5] 6.7 km (9:23 / km) +280m 7:46 / km

Costa Calida day 1 long distance. Hot and sunny (well about 18 degrees), and quite an enjoyable race. I didn't really make any mistakes but did lose a bit of time descending the crumbling cliff on the way to 5. I think this might have been the most dangerous bit of orienteering I have ever done. Clive overtook me on the way to 6 and soon left me behind. My calf got very sore after that to the extent that I was limping after I finished but I don't seem to have lost that much time on the course. Not sure if I can run tomorrow though. Clive won, me second 9 minutes down, third place another 5 mins behind me.

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