Orienteering race 2:18:00  *** 18.6 km (7:25 / km) +600m 6:23 / km
ahr:162 max:173 spiked:23/27c slept:8.0 shoes: Inov8 X-Claw 275
Tipperary Springs Long NOL. 17th. Started this with a bang, making no less than 3 separate mistakes on the way to the 1st control. Had a good think then about whether to keep going or not, always figured this was going to be 2hrs, but decided it the lost time didn't really make any difference. Simon caught me 6min! just after #1, I kept him in sight for 2 controls, then I started overhauling Richard Goonan, who had started 2min behind me. I eventually shook him for good on the way to #8 after losing 1.30 at #7 (could anyone read that mining detail?) and dropping behind him once again. I plodded the rest of the course fairly steadily. Lost 1:45 at #12 (some contour detail was hidden under the circle) but otherwise didn't have any more trouble. Nerve pain started at 90min but it didn't slow me down any more then my legs already were. Achilles was good all the way through.
Was on the road 15 min after finishing, was home about 10:30pm - long day. I prefer flying to these things! Now for some rest and a return to a sane progression of training load!