On a more serious note I think I have trained okay whilst I have been back, making some small progress each day but nothing special. Rome was not built in a day and it is a long time till the summer so all in all I am feeling pretty positive about the season ahead.
I have shaken off a slight achilles niggle that I picked up in December so when I return to Sweden (Feb 27th) I should be ready for the big training run up towards the JK (British WOC first round selection races, and TioMila).
I was quite happy with both my orienteering and my fitness. I was managing to catch myself before I made big mistakes, so I was only losing say 30 seconds instead of a minute. I was also finding time to look more ahead to get better pictures of the terrain and also the control site. I also spent a lot of time in the training exercises specifically focussing on my compass accuracy which I have been quite lax about in previous seasons but which I now understand it often quite a big factor in me losing time.
Photos from John Rocke. Maps will go up onto my DOMA.
Myself and Cat Taylor have written another article for Compass Sport on what the Project has been getting up to. We took a lot of footage of our Portugal training exploits and should be able to produce a video showing life on a training camp. We interviewed several foreign runners about themselves and a bit of British culture (video coming). We are midway through creating a logo. AND people are motivated.