Orienteering1:12:47***** 3.27 mi (22:15 / mi) +301m17:18 / mi ahr:134 max:179 24c shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
I made two courses on the rock city map we had rogained on last year. The first was 14c, and the second was 11, but chopped it to 9, and did a recovery walk from the end of the first to the start of the second in between. These rocks are so fun, and incredibly difficult to navigate in, despite the fact that they are mapped so excellently. Messed up bigtime on 10, which is what I get for heart pounding after climbing up a gigantic hill. Messed up 9 on course 2, because I didnt come out where I thought. Lots of slowness and hesitation. There is a lot to learn here. The ground was rocks, covered in leaves, and soaking wet and slippery, which didnt help. It rained on and off, and its supposed to be turning to snow :(.
Trail Running7:14  0.61 mi (11:51 / mi) +29m10:19 / mi shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
Trail Running6:06  0.52 mi (11:44 / mi) +16m10:43 / mi shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
Orienteering55:10*** 4.09 mi (13:29 / mi) +147m12:08 / mi ahr:154 max:173 15c shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
I made a white out/island/corridor course out of the Emery Park solo map since it looked less technical than the other maps. I havent really dappled in this type of training because it scares me, but I figured there were plenty of roads for safety bearings. It actually went pretty well, and I can definitely see how getting rid of the distractions could make you faster and learn to read the map more efficiently.
I overshot 3, which was an island, failing to recognize when i was in the circle. Syd caught me, having started a few minutes behind.
We went back and forth a bit between 3-9, but I followed the wrong stream to 9, instead if the one that was in the island at 9. It took me a while to figure out what had gone wrong, but once I did I was able to correct.
I caught syd again at 12 and we pretty much did 13-15 together. Fun way to make a less technical map more interesting, and I can see the training benefit so Im willing to try this some more.
Trail Running7:24  0.64 mi (11:34 / mi) +21m10:29 / mi shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
Orienteering1:02:49*** 4.4 mi (14:17 / mi) +265m12:02 / mi ahr:136 max:157 15c shoes: Speedcross 4 - orange and gree
Fixed O-range and it went much more smoothly. Woods were so beautifully open, Its been a while since Ive been in anything so pretty. Overall navigation was pretty clean, although I was "helped" by O-range beeps a few times, but no more so than an actual flag would have helped, so we'll call it even. A few bobbles, but its been months since legit orienteering, so I am pretty happy. Rain yesterday turned into snow today and the hillsides were incredibly slick.