Orienteering 30:23  *** 2.2 km (13:49 / km) +120m 10:51 / km
spiked:9/9c shoes: Yellow Falcons
Sunol. Run F, 14, 13 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 from last year's Brown, then pick two points on my own on the way back.
After the wonderful running in Wyoming, know I'll be disappointed running again in Bay Area parks, but despite the fact that I know that, figured I'd better feel it before next week's NRE at Calero. So, went out to Sunol for a sample.
93 degrees! Fortunately, wasn't planning to run hard. Nevertheless, the dry grass was very slippery and the hills were (of course) ridiculously steep. Contouring was really difficult - hard to maintain my balance. All together, an unpleasant experience - as expected. Hopefully, that'll help me have the right mind set for Calero.
After #11, took the high routes to #10, 9 and 8, but it just was way too steep to go down those hills, so I settled for arriving at a clear attack point in each case. Despite avoiding these downhills, both BIG TOES started feeling really sore, oy. Took 2058 to get from the Finish to (the attack point for) #8. Last year at the meet, took 2643 going the other way, but that included a 5 min error and a 1 min error.
Running warm up/down 6:00  0.3 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Yellow Falcons
Had to get down a really steep and treacherous hill in order to get near a trail, then jogged to the finish.