Walking ((street-O)) 1:03:45  *** 6.9 km (9:14 / km)
Felt somewhat better today and went out to street-O at Canterbury at least contemplating going for a run of sorts if the warm-up felt OK. It didn't, so instead I had my first venture into power walkers for some years. This gets a bit of a bagging from some people out there, but it does provide a chance to do some low-level exercise and think about route choice at the same time - unlike running street-O score events, there is no chance of getting the lot.
Key decision point for me was deciding after the first eight controls whether to be ambitious and go for a couple of further-flung high-scoring controls, or come in more directly but with the risk of finishing 5-10 minutes early with nothing else gettable. I chose the former, and there's nothing like an impending deadline to get the competitive juices going - especially when I made a bit of a mess of the passage under Canterbury station and had 90 seconds to get from one end of the carpark to the other. Made it with a couple of seconds to spare. (Another street-O regular, who shall remain nameless, was in a similarly tight position and got there with a technique which I think might well have got him the dreaded red disc on an Olympic course).
Felt pretty tight even walking, particularly in the first half, so I think I made the right decision.