biking 19:52  2.54 mi (7:49 / mi) +2m 7:48 / mi
Heading up to Sommerville to SGB's house. I'd been there before so I didn't think too much about how I was going to go and didn't print directions, remember the house number, or write down SGB's phone number. This was fine except I ended up in front of Katia and Giovanni's place ( I had a good memory of how to get there I guess) and then had to work my way a couple of blocks farther. Silly way of getting around really, I think Sam's going to explode sometime soon if I keep playing this game of " Oh I sort of know where I'm going, let's just see what happens" navigation with her in the car :)
orienteering 27:55  4.16 mi (6:43 / mi) +61m 6:25 / mi
A very fun Peg Orienteering course. We had a street map of the area and 11 possible controls. However not everyone would go to each control. At some points along the way you'd come to a control with x number pieces of tape. Each person that arrives to the control takes a tape and if the person takes a tape they must take the longer forking. If you get to the control and there is no tape left then you get to take the shorter forking (that is you get to skip the next control). The goal was to have the most tape pieces at the end.
We had a good crowd of runners, with Giacomo, Ross, Katia, Kilian, Ed, and Preston running and SGB, Alex and Presto cooking. Preston is a first time orienteer, and I hope that we will see him again at future events.
I ran well considering that I had forgotten my compass at home and had a mini-light. Map was sufficient but also not always perfect. The novelty of the format was brilliant and I liked seeing people out there more often then normal. I only just beat Katia back to the finish.
I hope we didn't intimidate Preston by talking too much about orienteering when we got back :)