Orienteering5:58:18 16.33 mi (21:56 / mi) +907m18:43 / mi ahr:139 max:170 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 Blue
With Mr. Wonderful at Raccoongaine! Rode over with Syd and Kev. Yeah, lots of smack talk.
Beautiful day! I was a smidge nervous about the race since it was my first race post surgery and Jens can be a fast mover in the woods. Well, it all worked out! Got 1st place Coed Mixed Masters.
Decided on a NW route with the hope of getting into the eastern map if possible. We had wheeled some estimates, but the mystery controls added time and distance and there was SO MUCH GREEN and we didn't use a lot of trails/roads because there weren't a lot.
His navigation is spectacular. And, I keep working on my teammate skills such as timing for food, water, ecaps (which were needed yesterday). I had his pack for a while and did a little towing.
At the end I towed him up the big hill, and he passed me the stick and said "If you have any kick go for it!" I'm a clydesdale, not a quarter horse! Other than no kick at the end. I felt quite good.
So many ticks. Ew. But, a great (re)start to the season!
Another thought...I way overdressed. Could have worn 3/4 length pants, gaiters, lighter shirt. And I need to burn that shirt. I couldn't stand myself only an hour in.