Orienteering race 1:00:41**** 6.35 km (9:33 / km) +187m8:20 / km ahr:146 max:166 spiked:14/15c
11:00 AM. St Helens. Burned 1108.55 calories.
Course: M21AS 5.5 km 150 m
Much much cleaner than yesterday. In fact i only had one wobble at a control on a feature that could've been a little inaccurate. Juffy beat me by a solid 10 minutes, probably because he flew business class and i didn't. I took the boat. I let Juffy pass me on the long leg, where i took the shorter steeper option thinking that i would move faster in a straighter line where he could run faster on the longer route choice. Low and behold i saw him disappearing into the distance at the end of this leg. After this my only goal was to finish smoothly with no mistakes. A fun course.
Afterwards we went and ate pancakes and drank hot chocolates. mmmmmmm pancakes.
Orienteering race 1:16:38**** 6.57 km (11:40 / km) +174m10:18 / km ahr:151 max:171 spiked:15/27c
12:44 PM. St Helens. Burned 1115.23 calories.
Course: M21E 5.3 km 80 m
Feeling a little lethargic is probably not a good way to go into an Australian Championship. I wish i also realised that i was the only South Aussie on the course, probably would've tanken it a bit more seriously. Anyway popped the first control off with no dramas, but then that's where things went bad. Overshot the 2nd control by - oh i don't know - 2 controls. Yep popped up at control 4 not really feeling the love for the map. Turns out the contour interval was 2.5m which means my catching feature was far more subtle than anticipated. After that didn't have too much problem with the course, but was thankful at one point that Jimbo was passing me to lead me to the mysterious #16. Really feel slow against the real elites
Running34:50 6.4 km (5:27 / km) +270m4:30 / km ahr:154 max:171
6:08 PM. North Adelaide. Burned 589 calories.
Ran with Fern around a relaxing loop along the Torrens Cesspool. It was great to still see so many runner out despite the City to Bay being done with. There must've been something in the air as alot of the runners that passed us (in the opposite direction) would offer some encouragement. Either that , or we really looked like we were struggling. Even saw an olympian out running :)