Orienteering race 31:13  *** 4.14 km (7:32 / km) +34m 7:15 / km
14c shoes: VJ Bold 9
Kolmårdsdubbeln, medel - 3rd!
A good race.
Focused and in control but on the edge enough to run. Able to push when I could but also bring it back when I needed to which was really good.
Lost time in the last part, when I was starting to get tired and lose focus a bit, lines weren't as smooth and started to get very hesitant.
A few hesitations in the circle cost me a few seconds on #2, #3, #5 and #6. Most of these probably from stopping a bit too early and then trying to make things fit as I kept going. Though it's good to take some seconds to double check, I should also just trust myself more sometimes.
Lost time #10-#13, when I was getting tired. In the circle again on #10, same as above. Started second guessing myself after the little bridge to #11, thinking I had gone further than I wanted to but was fine. Not high enough to #12 so had to loop back around to it. Slow going through the marsh to #13, ended up being okay, but probably would've been quicker to go around to either side to get the better running.
But the good things were that when I was getting distracted I was able to stop myself quickly and regain focus. I planned my routes using what was necessary and simplifying well, and not reading too much detail. I was able to change speeds well - push running when I knew where I was and then slow it down when getting into the detail when needed.
Really happy to be able to do this, and prove to myself that I am good enough to mix it with the other good girls, now just need to replicate it!
Running warm up/down 9:29  1.7 km (5:35 / km) +16m 5:20 / km
shoes: VJ Bold 9
Wanted to do a little more