Forgot that I also left my SIAC at home! Luckily borrowed one for Simpson Ground but it cost me more than expected on Witherslack!
Off-road running warm up/down 10:54 2.06 km (5:17 / km) +33m4:54 / km ahr:129 max:155 shoes: NVii Forest 1 Blue
Forest Orienteering 58:11 9.27 km (6:17 / km) +229m5:35 / km ahr:171 max:180 spiked:23/27c shoes: NVii Forest 1 Blue
Cartmel Clash day 2 - Simpson Ground chase. Started at the back of a train of Will, Duncan and Joe but this didn't matter too much with the forking, just wanted to have caught/be in contact by the common final loop. First loop went well, felt nicely in control and almost caught Duncan at the next change. Next loop started ok but rushed off a bit at the start and left the 2nd control without a plan, hit the green without contact and lost 80s by gambling right instead of left. Felt straight back on it though and finished the loop well. 3rd loop went ok but I think similar to yesterday I was a bit defensive on a couple when I should have backed myself because I was feeling in control. Also lost 30s~ by losing contact at the end of the loop but got to the final loop 45s~ behind Joe and with Duncan so had caught some time. Last loop went well, began to tire a bit but was navigating well and managed to pull away from Duncan. Gambled on the last route choice after seeing Joe and Will coming the other was but the times were almost the same. Really fun format and a great course. Mistakes were kept relatively small, perhaps a few too many over the two days but that's ok for effectively warm up events. I think I also lost time being a bit too defensive again but on the whole I'm fairly happy with my technique. Felt much better running today and I think the strength is there for a couple of weeks time. It's been a good weekend to try a couple of things and tune up so with a few tweaks I think I'll be in a good place to try and run well in the next few weeks. Preparation should also be better, been quite a lot of stressors the last couple of months and the week before was far from ideal but tapering should help a lot with this.
Off-road running warm up/down 15:39 2.89 km (5:25 / km) +91m4:41 / km ahr:132 max:150 shoes: NVii Forest 1 Blue