O-Festivalen Middle H55 (test run) (27/06/2015)
Category: Training
Map/area: Sognsvann
Organiser: Nydalens SK
Distance: 3.99 km
Time: 31:47
Average HR: 150
Maximum HR: 164
Early morning test run, really bad shape after a very long day yesterday. :-(

1) Slow start since I had to help carry gear from the starting line up to the start triangle, I had to start walking before I got to that point, and by the time I made it to the control I was a full minute slower than "Jögge" and my brother who came 1 & 2 in the competition.

2) Good route to #2, hitting the path junction exactly, but still about 45 s slow. This was a pattern which repeated itself for most of the course.

3-9) OK routes and execution.

10) I tried to avoid the worst of the green but I could probably have gotten away with a smaller bend here.

11) OK

12) In a race I would just have aimed downhill to the path, but today I took the small path most of the way down to avoid any mishaps.

13-Finish) This was just 600 m of mostly taped run-in.

In hindsight I could easily have started in this race as the terrain didn't afford me any advantages due to pre-knowledge: I only recognized/remembered a single spot, on the ridge above #9, but with my time of 31:47 I would have ended up just after Hallvard Fjær who came 13th. Even if I subtract the extra time I spent carrying gear from the start I would barely have made it into the top 10, even with very nearly perfect orienteering.
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O-Festivalen Middle H55 (test run) (27/06/2015) O-Festivalen Middle H55 (test run) (27/06/2015)