Nice run dude! Remember that awesome OJOT relay win in that area in 1996? Still one of my fave moments in this sport.
Highlander looked like a great course.
Can’t believe you let Hawkins out sprint you though. You should have body checked him onto his ass when he went by you. I better insert a smiley/winky face here in case he reads your log ;-)
Funny man. I'm just writing about it now. Didn't realize it was a junior team relay.
Really team was you, me, Donaldson and Nina.
Props for the Steve Sax reference. Old Saxxy boy.
And great run!
How did Brooklyn compare to Hamilton?
More avocado toast. More Latin food. Better food. Better urban park. Better NHL hockey team - (oops!) - An NHL hockey team.
No escarpment. No Dundas Valley. No Bruce Trail.
I had incredible Morrocan food in Brooklyn, also took the water taxi back to the City which was great.
Aren't the Islanders getting kicked out of Brooklyn? I think they might be on the move again soon.
Yeah Islanders are leaving Brooklyn so the Hammer and Brooklyn will soon be equal NHL wise. Though I guess they have a better NBA team but who watches basketball?
Hamilton needs another 5-10 years....then I'll leave.
It was a lot of fun running with you - and "outsprinting" you to the finish. The parking lot was pretty funny. We are running along and looking to our left. Ken says: "there is a fence there, isn't there?" The rest of us say: "Yup. I think we'll see Klepperton soon."
Ha! Ya, that one. You guys saw a trifecta of stoogey things by me - I'm sure there were more.
Definitely was fun man - and like I said, you looked really strong out there.
By the way, what surgery did you have recently? Are you able (or motivated) to get even fitter? As time permits, I know.
I had a partial diskectomy and laminectomy on my L4-L5 vertebrae in my lower back in June 2016. It knocked me out for a while. I have made a couple of comeback efforts, which have all featured setbacks. I imagine I can get fitter than I am now, but have to be really careful to not overdo it and screw up my back again. And, of course, there are the well-familiar time constraints.
You also looked very strong in the woods. It is obvious that your time away from orienteering did not coincide with time away from exercise. What have you been doing to keep fit all these years?
Quite honestly I haven't done much.
I've had 2 or 3 failed attempts at getting fit over the years - each time with a terrible approach, coinciding with injuries/setbacks.
I had a scope to repair a torn meniscus about a year and a half ago - since then, I've been smarter about training, listened to my body, maintained it as I've had the time, and have been lucky that my knee has held up.
I like to think I'm wise enough to not overdo it.
Either way, I cross my fingers every day - aging is a bitch.
Are 43 km casual runs included in the "smarter about training" concept?
Ha! No...but it's definitely within my realm.
When you have 2 little ones, you take advantage of the time you have!!
...and the conditions were perfect - slightly overcast, 16 Celsius
..and I was pacing for sub-3 at the 21.4km mark.