Teering1:08:45***** 6.15 km (11:10 / km) +145m10:00 / km ahr:132 max:154 spiked:9/11c (injured)shoes: Inov8 XTalon 212 green
Gumble Pinnacles, M65A, 7th - 10 minutes down. Fail. R calf was sore all afternoon-evening-night yesterday, but freed up a bit walking to dinner. So tried painkillers for the first time in my O career: 3 nurofen, starting 2 hours before the start. That kind of worked and the calf only got sore after 3k, but less sore than yesterday. So running a bit slower which should have helped. But still managed 2 howlers, losing 3:30 at no. 3 and 5:30 at no. 7. In both cases jogged carefully to a really obvious attack point and failed completely getting to the flag to the point I had no idea where was and had to retreat back to the AP.
Teering40:27 4.18 km (9:40 / km) +63m9:00 / km ahr:141 max:175 (injured)shoes: Inov8 XTalon 212 green
Noahs Ark Ridge, Molong. M65, 1. Sub Par performance with lots of silly mistakes. First major one was running past 6 over the creek and on to the track before turning around and going back over the creek. Overshot 7 as well. Saw Ted coming out of 9 (started six minutes ahead of me). Unfortunately didn't see 9 and lost 3 minutes. Then a really dumb mistake overshooting 14, another 2 minutes gone. Hung on to win by 1:14. The bad thing about spending an unecessary 6 minutes out there is my R calf cramped with 4 minutes to go and I could only shuffle the last two controls and the run in.