Orienteering 31:57  2.1 km (15:13 / km) +105m 12:10 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212
VE course with Liam. Liam didn't seem to be in any hurry today so it was mostly just a stroll but my legs felt pretty good jogging to catch up after the few bits he decided to sprint (usually because he could see Sarah Richards).
Orienteering 47:19  *** 5.3 km (8:56 / km) +190m 7:34 / km
spiked:7/8c shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212
Did course 5 after the VE. First attempt at a hard course since the op. Pretty steep area so I knew I would have to take it very slowly on the hills and walk the steeper bits but I only made it about 100m from the start before my heart started playing up so I ended up walking about half the course.
Walked most of the way to 1 and got it cleanly. Half walk, half jog out to the track then tried to run down the track and across to control 2 but I misidentified the first rock I could see from the track and ended up too far up the hill. Relocated pretty quickly and went straight to the right spot from there to find a tape but no control. Took a few seconds to check and everything around seemed to match perfectly so I carried on. Walked most of the way to 3 and up to the saddle with the missing contour line then a nice little run down to 4. Walk/jog across to 5 successfully ignoring most of the mapping which I knew was bad in this area. Went out left through the saddle to the track from 5-6 to avoid the steeper climb which I thought was a good route but still had to walk most of the track, control was easy using the trees. Downhill from 6 to the finish so I was able to run most of this but still had to slow myself down a couple of times when I was feeling a little short of breath.
First hour or so after finishing generally didn't feel too good and had a few dizzy spells but ok after that. Feeling pretty much exactly the same as before the operation. Surprised to find I won the course, beating Anthea by about 12 minutes.