Orienteering race (MetrO) 1:00:14  8.27 km (7:17 / km) +154m 6:40 / km
ahr:165 max:183 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17
Reall nice course! Wasnt sure which way to go so decided to wing it.
Mistake straight out of the box and then realised when I had corrected it the mistake was probably a more sensible option. (dropped off road going to 112 rather than staying on it)
Struggled to find 117 was looking at carpark rather than the fence! Clean through 108,103,115 - then illegally crossed to 107 as I didn't realise at the point in time it was OOB. when I was running along the path I thought I am surprised that they took us across there usually on a road like this there would be dedicated OH CRAP. this then threw my plan I had made on the fly and I also completely lost contact with the map where I was... decided I would come in overtime to dock myself the 10 points at this point.
113 took an interesting path through the bush which was just stupid the 123 decided to attack 127 from the west straight up the hill... seemed to be a good option then to 119, 105, 111 over the hill at 111 saw a blue tongue.
121 messed up fence section - should've known better really still struggling with map and direction today. Then clean but slow through 126, 114, 129, 118, 101, 102 ... my legs really tight in my calves I think nightly stretching is going to have to come back as it was getting painful... also this calorie restriction I've put me on was really getting taxing post 20 mins so at 50 it was struggle town.
Anyway plan was 116 120 130 then figure it out from there... which I realised on the west was a really stupid start by me... but when I got to 116 I realised I had about 3 mins to get back under the 60 mins... and I could see it was just shy on a km... so I legged it directly there as fast as I could... was by far my fastest split with fastest pace at 4:28 and the 700m at 5:07 over a minute faster than any other split for the day! was worried I was goign to dock myself 20 rather than 10 but managed to keep my docking to the 10 points thankfully. (yes I believe I could have come in under time so the 11s I was over I was happy to wear).
Anyway really enjoyed it even though I was slow and lacklustre and made loads of mistake compared to normal. will need to get some running in before the 6hr in a month otherwise legs might die out there.