orienteering race (pawtuckaway, red) 2:25:35*** 5.48 mi (26:34 / mi) +630ft23:58 / mi ahr:111 max:136 10c shoes: Sportiva blue trailers
I started rather late, so didn't give myself enough time to botch any controls. I started by forgetting about #1 until I had run a ways past it. Then all went fine enough until 4-5, which I totally botched. I couldn't really identify a great attack point, but picked a route and started. I was aiming for a pond, but kept drifting downhill, and failed to realize that the pond was under forest. I was looking for a bright opening. So, I went past it. I figured that out pretty soon, then spent a little time trying to relocate. I figured out where I was pretty soon, but then veered off course to check that I really was where I thought I was. (I was.) Navig'd toward the control, picked a nice attack point, and headed for the control. But I crossed some low cliffs that weren't mapped, and probably walked right past the control before i decided i was lost again. Wandered a while trying to relocated, did so, then found it. 30-35-minute mistake. Most of the rest went fine, but my mind was wandering by 10. I knew I was running out of time, but decided to complete the course. But then lost focus and botched another. So I quit and returned to the start 9 min after closing time. I would have liked the chance to go out and try the two botched legs again. I think next year we'll start early Sat morning, with the aim to leave the afternoon open for more terrain or botched leg study. Great weekend!
orienteering race (pawtuckaway) 2:27:27*** 5.21 mi (28:18 / mi) +457ft26:08 / mi ahr:115 max:140 16c shoes: Sportiva blue trailers
Only one substantial error (5 minutes) and a couple minor errors. Otherwise, just slow and deliberate tromping through the woods. Not much trotting. I didn't feel very skillful. Mostly set a compass course to a pond and rough-compassed my way there, bounced off it to the next pond, etc. until locating an attack point (on perhaps 1/2 the controls) and in. It may be the first time I've done a red course. I was satisfied. My stamina was not the limiting factor. Probably my ability to navigate quickly, and move quickly through branchy woods. I felt fine afterwards and am happy with the result.
road biking1:29:49 14.95 mi (6:00 / mi) +1453ft5:30 / mi ahr:117 max:142 slept:9.0 shoes: SIdi
Start at Riverton, down River Road (newly paved since the last time I rode it, and wonderfully smooth), then the same route as the last 3 or so rides. I like that ride, but I'll branch out soon. Seems at tho' I used lower gears today than previous days but times are comparable. Perfect temp and relatively low humidity.
walking (red trail) 1:06:03 3.5 mi (18:51 / mi) +650ft16:02 / mi ahr:94 max:125 slept:9.5 shoes: Sportiva blue trailers
Fast walk around Red Trail, plus a bit of Hogback Lookout trail and lake road. Interesting low-angle light from the low sun thru the forest via a logged opening. Lots of beautiful little sedges flourishing in the light since the logging. Renewed interest in using existing topo and LIDAR to make a little map of this area, and learning a little more of the history to imagine the lives of the people who built all these walls.