Orienteering (Field Checking) 1:18:09  5.59 mi (13:59 / mi) +310m 11:56 / mi
QOC at Great Falls, MD. It's just about always been enjoyable to go orienteering in Great Falls Park, MD. Sam set some interesting and different legs, even though the park restricts us to pretty much the same set of controls year after year. I'd set courses and field checked the map many times previously so as Sam put it, I had the home advantage. I ran confidently through most of the course. I got to see Max hunting for his control on the way to mine--he was having trouble I was slightly off getting to my #1. Peggy came in and led me to it from my left to my right, having started before me and made an error too. I was accurate for a while after that, though with a dog leg at around #7, I saw her again, not very far back. I did the 8-9-10-11 loop well but I lost contact and drifted left going to #12. My recovery was good. I slowed a bit but kept a decent pace the last half. Though I had relatively few errors, I was surprised that my time was relatively good when compared to others who'd been beating me lately.
Running warm up/down (Trail) 2:54  0.21 mi (13:48 / mi)
Great Falls Park, MD. From the Trolley loop to the canal area. This was a warm-down jog, down the hill after I'd finished the QOC Advance long course.
Orienteering (Control Pickup) 29:28  *** 1.56 mi (18:53 / mi) +70m 16:34 / mi
Great Falls Park, MD. I drove out to Falls Rd. with Kim Jepsen to pickup controls that were far away. I had one water pickup. These ended up being the reverse of controls on the Advanced course. I almost missed one.