Teering1:12:43 8.45 km (8:36 / km) +284m7:22 / km ahr:147 max:170 shoes: VJ Bold Super 10R
Badja, Red 2. Longest run since June 2017. Well, it was Badja and the achilles felt OK after last weekends 6km, so wanted to get a decent long O event in this classic terrain. May pay for this yet, but didn't feel any pain in the achilles all run. Underfoot was fairly rough, so running was slow - in fact AP thought this was a "walk" when I uploaded it.
Struggled up the first hill and halfway up started navigating to 5, which was close to 1 - lost maybe 1 minute by going longer around? Lost 30 seconds at 3, ran onto the wrong ridge. Very hesitant to 6: saw the spur from above but spent 30 seconds contouring a bit further to make absolutely sure. Fell in a rabbit hole (up to right knee) on the way to 7. First walk through the marsh to 8 and then again up the hills to 9. 10 was a slog, but kept track of the map pretty well. 11 failed to see clearing or follow the track so just gave up and went north about as far as I thought; looked the other side of a rocky knoll and there it was. Lucky. No trouble from there to the finish, but running out of energy.