Trail Run49:34** 6.53 km (7:35 / km) +207m6:33 / km ahr:134 max:151 shoes: NB 1210 "Leadville"
South Mountain Preserve in Emmaus, the far side of the ridge we see out the back of our house. No snow, no ice, minimal mud - not exactly what you'd expect for January. Ran up to the top of the hill (and back down of course) to see if there was a view into the Saucon Valley. Couldn't see much other than a power line cut. May need to bushwack a bit further. Upper 40s, mostly cloudy.
Orienteering2:11:12*** 7.58 km (17:19 / km) +201m15:17 / km ahr:96 max:135 spiked:24/24c shoes: Falcons 7
Extreme-O in FDR SP, Short A course as a team with Janet. Bearing and pace to first control, yellow level O for 6 controls, decipher Morse code for directions to next control (where we were given an egg to carry for the rest of the course), three controls on aerial photo map, assemble a puzzle to reveal two controls to be done by memory (2nd was 10 or so ft down a culvert), 3 controls using plotted grid coordinates on 1:25000 map, regular o-map to control at base of an embankment which we climbed with the aid of a rope, use of photos to get to next control (which we more or less ignored since the control description was NE edge of lake), rowboat across to island with lots of bags but only one with a punch, rope traverse back to the mainland, four controls on the park map (including one under a bridge and one in a culvert), a maze with 10 controls and then finish and egg return. Lots of fun - especially since the weather was just about perfect (upper 60s).
Orienteering race 1:20:00*** 8.05 km (9:56 / km) +225m8:43 / km ahr:140 max:181 spiked:12/13c shoes: Falcons 7
GA Navigator Cup, Red Day 2. 7.1km straight line, 265m climb. FDR State Park, across the road from yesterday ( same parking and assembly area). Another great weather day, partly cloudy and in the 60s.
A good run with about three minutes lost when I drifted way left on the 10-11 leg. Also got off to the left on 7-8 but any time loss was minimized since it resulted in a road run (which I had considered as an intentional route choice). 2nd in M45 and ended up 3rd for combined time. 6th overall on Red (out of ~20 total runners).