First time in my life that i have run this Karst type terrain. A lot of fun but took time to adjust which shows on the splits. Two big mistakes, just lack of precise map control in those places which cost a lot.
Clearly the locals know this terrain very well. One of them caught me for 10 minutes about 2/3rd of the way in, I got a bit upset and sped up - and kept him behind me comfortably for the rest of the race which was a lot more fun than the first part. Could have carried on for longer if I had to.
Strength / Conditioning / Drills24:22 1.6 km (15:14 / km) ahr:104 max:151 shoes: Haglofs Gram XC 2016
Running intervals (Moov Speed Endurance) 49:10 9.98 km (4:56 / km) +5m4:55 / km ahr:159 max:182 shoes: Haglofs Gram XC 2016
Moov Speed Endurance, level 34. Passed.
After failing the level 35 target last time, ans still having the blister, did not want to aim too high, so set a level 34 target (1.6km intervals @ 4.12 pace or better). Beat it fairly comfortably (after the first interval Moov suggested to try level 36 but I declined...).
Getting quite dark towards the end so did 4 intervals only, but that is roughly in line with Spari training schedule anyway (6x1000 fast).