running43:45 2.72 mi (16:05 / mi) +84m14:40 / mi ahr:118 max:145
Hiked down to the drive then ran 1/2 a mile towards the covered bridge, walked a bit, then ran the 1/2 mile back and hiked back home. Didn't feel anywhere near as awful as I thought it was going to so that was a nice surprise.
Class at the gym; used 5lb weights for a few things but 2.5 for most. It was a good decision.
Then walked to the voting place in the neighborhood and voted. Used the new computerized machines that also print a backup copy. Have no idea if they are any better for preventing fraud but it was easy to use. The computer screen had large print so didn't even need my reading glasses which I did remember to bring.
orienteering1:03:13 2.93 mi (21:35 / mi) +108m19:22 / mi ahr:134 max:185
Lots of mistakes (a couple minutes each on #1,4 and 6) but I did do some running (slow jogging) even in the woods so I'll call it a win. I could blame the mistakes on being tired from the course setting for the score-o yesterday and Friday and then the long drive out to Pine Grove, but really my orienteering lately has just been sloppy and there's no excuse.
map hiking1:07:23 2.44 mi (27:37 / mi) ahr:101 max:121
Putting out 9 controls on trails around the lake before today's event.
I couldn't believe the turnout!! We gave out the 75 maps we printed plus the three Lena and I had for putting out controls and then had to ask a few groups if they could make do with 1 or 2 fewer maps since there were still people arriving late who wanted to go out. It was crazy. But everyone was back within 10 minutes of the time limit and I only heard good comments so it seemed everyone enjoyed themselves. Glad I decided to do it and Lena was fabulous to work with.
map hiking3:27:54 6.36 mi (32:41 / mi) +180m30:03 / mi ahr:108 max:136
Putting out controls for tomorrow.
All sorts of issues: The bathrooms near where we had planned to park are closed for the winter. We decided to move the start/finish - the maps were printed two weeks ago so Lena is just going to draw a new start/finish on the maps. Not ideal, but we thought people would appreciate being close to heated bathrooms.
They are doing work near the dam at one end of the lake. Going around that end of the lake is a huge part of doing a set of beginner controls and I expect most advanced runners will go there as well Luckily they said it would be okay if people used the bridge and stairway, they just need to be careful going around and across some equipment
One of the streams that was two or three feet of less than an inch of water is now 10 feet of knee deep water. Again, the beginner loop was crossing there. There is a bridge across the stream not too far away - I wish I had though to put the control there and not where it is.
Oh well. And one control site has had the streamers removed twice. The first streamer I put out a month or so ago was gone when I was putting out stakes last weekend and the streamer and the stake were gone today. Hopefully the control will still be there tomorrow.