Orienteering 1:02:23  *** 6.2 km (10:04 / km) +157m 8:56 / km
ahr:174 max:199 spiked:10/13c
Scottish 6 Days - 2 - Edinchip
Again went out to train rather than race. Early start was a massive disadvantage if you were racing. Stayed pretty CAREful throughout but nearly went off the map at 2 oops. 4 was a bit dodgy as within 50m of eachother was controls numbers 124 and 134 which caused me to hesitate. Took a risky route choice to 6 to test my path running, will be interesting to see if this lost me any time. Also caught Rebecca at 6. Stayed really smooth through 7, 8 and 9 doing my own thing and not getting distracted by her. Made a mess of 10 when I confused myself with directions of paths and then also messed up in the control circle losing a good 3 minutes overall on the leg (also caught Rebecca again here). Smooth into 11, Rebecca just ahead and then took a different route choice to 12 and we got there at the same time, was a bit dodgy going into the control though, 20 seconds?. Then I just tried to stay with her until the finish but she easily dropped me. 17th is a big drop in results from yesterday but again, I wasn't racing it and an early start made it really quite tough. Definitely enjoyed it though and am looking forward to a shorter course tomorrow which I'm planning on racing.