I look forward to O at Bear Brook, it is always a challenge. The woods are a bit too brushy and deadfallen for me to run fat these days, and yesterdays hill repeats were feeling it in my legs. I had the wrong glasses for the rain too, at one point I had to pull them off to see the terrain as they were fogging up.
Some challenging legs from Steve and Bob.
Forgot the Garmin, stole the distance from Alex, who looked to have a pretty error free run.
orienteering race 1:52:14**** 7.85 mi (14:18 / mi) +433m12:12 / mi ahr:131 max:191 21c shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon
Two lost times...number 12, I took a GU, so about 30 to 40 seconds, then about 200m. to #13, I wondered if I had punched. Could not of course recall, stopped, contemplated going back, went on, maybe go back....then just figure I always punch before drinking and moved on, but then, of course, I had lost concentration of the route....went on about the right distance, but the terrain was not right, should be off to the side of a shoulder, I was on top, so over to it.
Then to 19, I was definitely distracted by another runner, whom for some reason I had the thought was going to my control....as we crested a nose I knew I was too far, relocated from stoney ground, which, as it turns out, was NOT on the map, went back, spotted runners coming from the control and then saw it..stupid move.