orienteering 48:54  5.8 km (8:26 / km)
shoes: x-talon 212 #2
Day 2, M60, GreenX, 5.8 km, 205m climb.
After a little bit of a shaky start, a very fine run, except….
Except that about 5 minutes from the finish, coming downhill to #11 at a good rate of speed, landed on a pointy rock right in the middle of my right arch. Ouch and then more ouch.
Seems like a class 2 injury, where class 1 is it goes away after a minute or two, which means maybe a day or two of soreness will follow, class 2 is it doesn't go away, but not so bad that you can't keep running, which means a week or two at least of recovery time, and class 3 is when you can't even finish, in which case you are screwed.
So now I am hobbling around, the arch very sore, one assumes a deep bruise. Don't expect much activity this week. Other than getting my other eye done on Thursday.
The good news is that perhaps the rest will fix my sore hip (it's certainly not bothering me now), along with the psychological cure of having all my attention focused on the arch, so the hip can just be cool. This has worked many times in the past -- the best cure for an ailment is to get another ailment on a different part of the body.
Back to the orienteering. Overall a good effort, certainly a better effort than yesterday, and a good result. And the last part of the course, especially, was as much fun as I've had orienteering for quite a while. Thanks to Kseniya for the course setting, a much better course than what we had yesterday.
And it seemed to be a fine weekend overall. Good vibes. I think the secret was to make the map, or at least certain features on the map, virtually unreadable, and thereby focusing all the normal complaining needs onto just one area, so everything else gets off scott free. Brilliant strategy. From my point of view, a role player in the organization with one of the easy jobs, the weekend seemed to go just fine (as long as I stayed away from the map discussions).
And the forest is wonderful. Way better than Harriman. There will certainly be a Billygoat in its future.
Map from Day 1. A bit of a strange course. Could have done without the climb up to 13. Click on map for a larger image.
And from day 2. Very nice course. But I have never seen a ruin printed so small, see #8, not anywhere close to so small. Just messing with me I assume, seeing if my new eye is really any good.
It ain't that good. :-)