Orienteering race 42:41  5.9 km (7:14 / km)
ahr:130 max:163 shoes: Inov8 Parkclaw 275
MetrO race at Perry Lakes. Like tRicky, I was preparing to go east and got a bit of a shock on turning over the map. Didn't want to tackle hills straight off, so headed north to 3. As I used to run these hills every week, I always went via where 1 was in order to gradually approach the steep bits, so don't know why I didn't do that today.
On the way to 3, thought I might avoid the long climb up the road through 16 by going to 19, then 20, but couldn't find a good route to finish from there, so took the long walk up the road. I think I picked a reasoanble route from there, but it was still much longer (and more climbing) than if I had gone to 1 first and stayed in the SW.
No breathing problems, but then I did do a lot of walking. Overshot 13, even though I was looking carefully, it seemed to blend into the ground. Should have been looking at the contours - it was close to the head of a gully, though maybe a few metres out.