POM 2010 was the biggest orienteering event in Portugal after the WMOC 2008. All the big guys came to Portugal and for me it's a great opportunity to learn from them (not as much as I wanted...). If you want to know all the latest news and check the interviews with the best athletes click here.
Middle Distance, 7,1k, (165m), 30c, 36'16 - Started really slowly. The last time I had navigated with a map had been 1 month earlier and I was afraid of spoiling it all in the firsts controls. Big deviation to the 13th. And lots of time lost in "little" stops (in red). The "time comparison with Thierry" in the map below is an huge help to realize how much time I usually loose with "slowing downs" (and maybe physically too!). Long legs are my current weakness. I really have to work on them.
Long Distance, 15,1k, (320m), 29c, 86'37 - I have always some difficulties with 1:15000 (I don't train with this scale as often as I should). Once again started too slow. Once again the long legs! I have a tendency to turn off the brain while I'm running in long legs! Physically I felt great, no great tiredness (my Gel stayed in the pocket). A blister in my Achilles slowed me a bit from on the 16th.
Surgery II, Ortopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology and Urology are over. Still PediatricsII and Gynecology to finish this endless exam season. Now I just can only think in the great training sessions after exams (most of them are already planned).