It got even warmer, mid-80's. I had rubber legs and a low-160's HR for the first half, and also made a 3-min error in the end. No water on the 10.3 km course, of course. 8th/38, 15 min back. Oh, and it was a glorified local event; bonus points for almost no garbage. AHR = 165.
Moscow Meridian stage 17—last one for this spring. It was my kind of terrain (steep) and weather (low 80's), but I covered the map case early with mud and had trouble reading the map. 22nd/143, 12 min back, quite pathetic despite a reasonable effort (AHR = 168).
Moscow Park Cup stage 4. Many sharp metal objects, homeless people's huts, nettles, ducks, and other garbage. SportIdent for a change. 21st/106, 3:58 back, mostly a uniform decline with a http://www.geocities.com/v7461558/MPC-Ostankino.htm">30-sec boom on #9. Much better in the open, relative to the faster people, than in the woods. AHR = 167—didn't warm up enough beforehand, possibly.