Trails warm up/down 10  1.0 km (10 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Waverider 13
Ran up the beach for a bit to warm-up, calf didn't feel fantastic which was a concern. Did some stretching when I got back to the car.
Orienteering race 1:20:53  ***** 10.5 km (7:42 / km)
ahr:176 max:184 26c slept:8.0 shoes: Inov8 Roclite 295
Goal was to run hard, keep HR over 170, and based on the stats I achieved that. I also managed to beat everyone else by doing this so pleased with that, and not being in pain afterwards, for some reason my calf didn't bother me at all during or after the race.
Got the 1st on ok but didn't feel like I was going well, lost a few seconds at 2 but 3 and 4 were easy. Maybe a couple of seconds lost at 5, but 6 and 7 were straightforward. Bit confused leaving 7 towards 8 but figured out the shape. 9 was easy. 10 didn't go so well, went on the beach side but didn't like going that direction because never confident of understanding the map, wasn't feeling great but came in where I wanted to and climbed the hill but no control, but found in after a few seconds. 11 was grand.
11 was the furthest control out so it was back home now. Going to 12 I thought I was in one big depression but realised I was in the one parallel to it, not an issue for getting the control or losing time, but a bit of a scare. 13 and 14 were easy, and then 15 was ok too. To 16 I followed the big open area which was tough running, and tried to find something to attack from. Thought I was in the right place but climbed a sandy hill to find no control, ran forward a bit, then back, to realise I was too short for the control. Had caught Colm O'Halloran by now. Lost maybe 1min.
17 was grand and 18 was ok, getting away from Colm now. 19 I could see from near 18 and 20 was good too apart from some rough running. 21 was a short leg and a nice attackpoint before it. Took a bearing leaving 21, the only one I took today, but didn't bother following it!!! Ended up going too far off the line to the right, so lost 30secs-1min here. 23 I was a bit hesitant for but 24 was handy, been used before! Got 25 ok and then to the last before the run-in.
Was tired at the end, tried hard, and havn't had much racing either recently to practice. Happy to have retained the cup for Munster Champion.
Garmin said I ran 12.91km and climbed 400m.