Orienteering 1:19:00  8.0 km (9:53 / km)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270
Training session #2. Dad and I drove out to Western MA this morning to run on Beech Hill. We brought a stack of old maps and decided to do some of the relay loops from the US Relay Champs in 2000.
Sadly, this area was hit very badly by the last few ice storms. It is a horrible mess to "run" through. I was very low on energy (I didn't eat well after running this morning) and had a really tough time slogging my way through all the down fall. It looked like someone had logged and then forgotten to clean up.
I first ran the orange leg, which is what I ran when our team came in second. I sure hope I was faster then. 37 minutes for 3.3k
Then Dad and I traded maps and I started the brown loop. I just wasn't into it and not having any fun. I couldn't get myself to run, both because there was too much junk and I was too tired to jump over it. I got off my compass line (which is sadly what I was trying to work on!) a few times. I skipped #5 and missed #6 and made no attempt to actually find the feature. 42 minutes
Overall, still good o training as I learned more about myself as an oienteer.