orienteering54:09** 5.86 km (9:15 / km) +164m8:07 / km ahr:142 max:163 spiked:14/16c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX
Prouty Woods, Orange BYOM, 4.5 km. Quite muddy near the start/finish, but not so bad otherwise. The car thermometer said 64F when I finished. I didn't go at this too aggressively, and was walking most of the time it was uphill, but the HR as recorded by my watch is pretty high, so I guess I'm in lousy shape. Very small error on the dubious #6 (in part because there's a huge unmapped boulder just past the control), but Ian had just caught me and he spotted it. Maybe 45 seconds. Then maybe 2.5 min when I overshot #11 (maybe trouble reading the leaf-covered trails, but mostly just dumb). Maybe 20 seconds or so on #12, after having successfully executed a good route choice. The rest was fine. Got this in before the deluge arrived. Saw Aaron, Ian, Dean, and Nils out there (in addition to Nancy).
orienteering1:03:11*** 5.63 km (11:13 / km) +212m9:26 / km ahr:133 max:158 spiked:11/11c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX
Willard Brook, Green course from the A-meet, but only the part north of the road, and I did it backwards. Probably went to all the right spots. Temperature 52F when I started, but it was overcast, and the dim light made the map a little hard to read.
As I was heading up the road from my car, it occurred to me that it might still be hunting season. I have a perfect shirt to wear in such circumstances, but instead I was wearing a blue one. And off the top of my head I knew that at least one of my controls was near a hunter's stand. But hunters usually hunt early in the morning... right? I saw a couple of mountain bikers out there at one point, and they were sensibly wearing orange. On my drive home after I finished, I went past an area where there were several pickup trucks parked, almost certainly hunting, but probably on the other side of New Fitchburg Road. It was in fact the last day of shotgun season, but I got lucky and didn't die.
running (pavement) 46:16 6.7 km (6:54 / km) +65m6:35 / km ahr:134 max:156 shoes: Nike React Miler2
Neighborhood figure-8. Since my work day started with a meeting at 3:30 AM*, I didn't feel too bad about knocking off 12 hours later to go for a run in the daylight. Plodding along, and my digestive system was really not happy, but on the plus side, my left foot and right leg were fine. Forcing some fresh air into my congested lungs has got to be a good thing.
*If I had skipped that meeting, nobody would have complained, but I think it was useful to have one person from North America in attendance. And I did go back to sleep for a couple of hours afterwards, until my 7 AM meeting.