Running warm up/down 7:41  0.66 mi (11:39 / mi) +2m 11:31 / mi
ahr:118 max:127 shoes: Salomon Spikecross 5 GTX
Warm up. Overcast, chilly wind; ran with my windbreaker on (took that off before I started the course), and got up to a pretty good pace.
Orienteering 26:38  2.02 mi (13:11 / mi) +45m 12:20 / mi
ahr:146 max:166 spiked:14/15c shoes: Salomon Spikecross 5 GTX
Bon Tempe. Ran the even numbered controls from last December's Brown in the reverse order. Actually quite a good course, 3.0 km, 15 controls, and all the legs were quite different from the ones from December. Wound up running pretty hard (sub-9 mins/km). One slight mistake as I was headed for the wrong control for several seconds (I was using the Brown map with all the controls) before realizing the mistake.
A couple of days ago, we read that Marin County residents age 65-74 would be able to make Covid vaccine appointments starting at Noon today, so I made sure to get out early for my workout so as to be home in plenty of time for "online appointment competition". Was about to start my warm up at Bon Tempe at about 9:45, but just as I was closing my car door, heard a buzz on my phone, so checked, and it was a text from the county saying something like Appointments for 65+ can be made today, and giving a link. But can't access the internet from where I was parked, so hopped in the car with my spikes on and drove to a place where I could try the link. But kept getting Error 503 which seemed to indicate that this website was too busy for me to get through - no surprise as thousands of people must have been trying that link at the same time as me. What I couldn't tell was was this link just leading me to a place telling me that appointments could be made starting at Noon, or was it a link for actually making the appointments? If it was the latter, I would have driven home to try to make the appointment, but if it was the former, than I was wasting my time and I ought to go for my run immediately or I would miss the actual time for making appointments. Decided on that last course of action, which no doubt was part of the reason I ran fast while out on the course. As I was driving out of the park, and going through an area where there is cell reception, I got messages from L indicating that that 10:00 am message really was a link to making appointments, and, fortunately, she had persisted and gotten appointments for both of us for this coming Tuesday!
While out on the course, in a dark little section of forest, ran "chest-on" into a limb stub that was pointed right at me that I didn't see. Wasn't going all that fast at that point, but it was still a considerable impact. (Note: quite sore at the point of impact for several days.)