Orienteering1:01:14*** 5.85 km (10:28 / km) +41m10:07 / km ahr:160 max:182 12c shoes: Cholla (X-Talon 230)
Some O training in the Fells set by Ethan. We paired up and compared route choices around/through the crappy green. Not too surprising when the modestly around trail routes were faster. Ran with Kristin and a bit with Bridget and Ian. The training itself was fun and the map is fine but I can't say I'm dying to orienteer more in the Fells any time soon. I kind of feel like a nice variation of this map would only have green for thorny areas. I don't really care if the woods are slower, are just want to avoid the places that slice up my legs.
Scraped my ankle bone on a rock at the first control and it did not feel nice.
When we pulled into the parking lot we discovered that a couple families from our neighborhood had chosen the exact same spot and time to meet up for some kid hiking, so Lukas and Melissa joined them while I ran. Perfect!
Skating (ice) 30:00 
We grabbed some lunch and then met up with Linn & co. for some ice skating in Medford. Lukas has been a few times since he was taking lessons, but he was never interested in skating beyond his lesson so Melissa and I hadn't been at all this winter. Might be the only time, too!
Out to the CRC run, uphill and with a headwind, making it so that I was almost late.
Running (road) 1:13:43 12.55 km (5:52 / km) +47m5:46 / km ahr:167 max:199 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
CRC long run. Each week the club has a long run hosted from someone's house, with some kind of support (either water drops or actual staffed beverage stations, as today) and then breakfast back at the residence.
Today's short route was an 8 mile loop around the Mystic Lakes. I was a bit disappointed to discover that I'm one of the slowest people and also that most people are training for Boston and thus opted for something closer to 22 miles. Even so, I was around a group for a while (both routes started the same way) but alone after the 3 mi water stop when one guy turned back and the people ahead creeped farther ahead. Couldn't see them after about the 4.5 mile mark.
Advantage of going short is that there were only a few people back when I finished, so it was easier to socialize. Also, I stuffed my face with some very delicious food. Seems like a good setup.
Cycling25:00  9.0 km (21.6 kph)
Back home. Much easier going on the way back, even though I missed a turn and thus had an extra Tufts hill.
Running (road) 1:01:04 10.65 km (5:44 / km) +1m5:44 / km ahr:165 max:175 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Another delightful run with Charlie B.
I'd intended this morning to be short and easy for me because I knew I was headed to the track in the evening but we just chatted away and before we knew it we were at the MoS. Made it a loop and enjoyed it, no harm done.
Running (track) 35:51 6.58 km (5:27 / km) ahr:145 max:174 shoes: Jack (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Before going to AZ I'd been thinking that it was time to try to find a Boston-area WOG or ComeRun to give me a social running boost. The Cambridge Running Club seems attractive since it is very active, local, and social. They have track workouts Thursday evenings and supported long runs on Saturdays (followed by host-cooked breakfast!) so I inquired and arranged to come check it out tonight.
It was unseasonably pleasant today so the workout moved outside (at MIT). I ran a short warmup on the indoor track before we went outside and then opted for a very abbreviated workout - just 1x1mi (in 7:10) instead of 3x1mi or 2x5k. With a decent morning run in my legs and not much consistency the past few weeks I figured that was enough. Spent the rest of the time running easy and chatting. Seems like a really good group of people. Happy to have found them.