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Discussion: Streak stays alive!

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2015-10-18

Oct 19, 2015 1:33 AM # 
Congrats! Looks like you had 80 minutes to spare!
Oct 19, 2015 1:44 AM # 
....and 2.4 lbs. An impressive recovery from the excesses of your Sicilian interlude. Congrats indeed!
Oct 19, 2015 1:59 AM # 
Yeah, good on ya, Charlie!
Oct 19, 2015 2:17 AM # 
Nice! Hope you don't suffer too much in the coming days. :-)

No way I could have finished in time (as usual) which is why I don't try.
Oct 19, 2015 12:18 PM # 
Wow 33k... Nice job.
Oct 19, 2015 1:16 PM # 
Well, it was certainly a pleasant day, 33K of orienteering in the best woods in North America, excellent course design. Can't help but be happy with the experience. I had quite a nice time hanging out with Bernie, Peggy, Nadim and (off and on) Phil through Surebridge and half of Rockhouse, until I had to stop to get a stick out of my shoe and lost them after #13, and quite a nice time just dawdling along by myself after they were gone. Very sore today, and it occurs to me that this is not really a suitable activity for an old guy with a bad back. But we'll see how I feel next year. Yes, 80 min to spare, and never much doubt I would get there in time. Just did a lot more jogging than I had planned during the first half in order to try to keep up. Walked about 95% of the last loop on Sebago, but by then the damage was done and quite stiff and sore today.
Oct 19, 2015 1:30 PM # 
I would think something like ibuprofen 600-800 mg 3-4 times a day for maybe 2 days would be quite helpful with the aches & pains. Good to have it in one's O kit.
Oct 19, 2015 1:57 PM # 
Congrats on finishing, and with quite a margin! I was so happy to see you and your group as I stumbled along through Rockhouse. Not sure if you saw me, but I heard Peggy give some sort of cheer. Amazing what a friendly face in the forest does for one's spirits.
Oct 19, 2015 3:30 PM # 
We did all see you, and the big smile you had on your face! It lifted our spirits, too.
Oct 19, 2015 7:50 PM # 
.... it occurs to me that this is not really a suitable activity for an old guy....

I agree. There are better sports for aging athletes. Rowing for instance: low impact, aerobic, back-strengthening, and if you fall over, you don't have too far to tumble!

BTW a good article about US Women's Rowing in the NYTImes this morning. I wonder if coach or Hillary have seen it?
Oct 19, 2015 8:14 PM # 
.... it occurs to me that this is not really a suitable activity for an old guy....

I agree, too. Good thing you have a few years to go, Charlie. Well done!
Oct 19, 2015 8:27 PM # 
I'm trying to imagine if I'll still be capable of this sort of thing 14 years (or 17, or 18) from now...
Oct 19, 2015 9:53 PM # 
Well done for a youngster. You had a good crew with you. Peggy and Bernie guided me around my one HH with their very impressive navigation capabilities.
Oct 19, 2015 10:49 PM # 
RE: Alex and a friendly voice in the forest. I'm glad to hear you say this, but at the time I'm never sure. I cheered Ari on when we cross paths early, him on the trail run, us still heading north. I had dropped off the back of Charlie's group, but I also saw you when you were heading to 17. i didn't want to break your concentration.
Oct 20, 2015 3:09 AM # 
Love reading these reports since I was not in the forest with you!
Oct 20, 2015 1:30 PM # 
Fantastic. You are an inspiration.

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