Orienteering 1:07:23  *** 8.48 km (7:57 / km) +200m 7:06 / km
ahr:163 max:190 28c shoes: Icebug Sisu olx
HR all over the place despite a new battery going in. Might be time for a new strap.
Plan was to try and survive afterwards, so not go deep. Don't think that went exactly to plan as started a bit too fast, and towards the end I was suffering.
Starting loop in Blue Pool was grand. Then crossed the road and the easy leg, uphill, to 8 I ended up to the right of, so had to come back. Main time loss of the race.
Tough uphill then to 9 with runnability to 10 not great, hit it fine but wasn't expecting it. Some downhill green then to get back across to 11, went near 8 to be safe. 12 was grand but wrong routechoice to 13. Stayed in the forest rather than exiting to the road, to be fair it is training and the forest was ok.
14 was a downhill leg. I liked 15 for some reason, maybe because it was more downhill. 16 was rough getting across to and wasn't feeling too fast. Then across to below the road for a few controls. All went fine apart from 20 where I hit the earlier depression which was hidden by the number of the map, no time lost, just hesitated.
Last few controls then before the run back to Blue Pool for a short final loop. Right calf I started to feel around 21 I think, not sore, just noticed it. Was tight afterwards but not desperate. Pace was slow towards the end, no speed, wasn't there if I wanted it and think some protection of the calf evident.
Enjoyable run on a nice morning. Disappointed not to get to go to the Galtees for a walk but roads would have been risky that early this morning, there was some ice and a heavy frost when I ventured out this morning.