Walking warm up/down 2:02 0.22 km (9:02 / km) ahr:127 max:139 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
After showers first thing this morning, it stopped raining before we reached the Quantico base, and actually cleared up by race time (and warmed up a bit, into the 70s). Clouds came back around 1:00 but no rain.
Orienteering race 1:04:20*** 4.51 km (14:17 / km) +42m13:39 / km ahr:137 max:172 spiked:10/13c slept:7.0 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
Brown Middle course at Quantico Classic (Junior Nationals) event at Quantico Marine Base in VA. 3.8 km, 80 m climb, on/adjacent to Beaver Dam Run map, northeast area. Courses by Vido Aleksiev.
For once, I started off well, and attacked off the spur under the dashed pirple line after running up the big trail to the high point of the spur. Waved to Peggy who was shadowing Samantha. Got across the stream (stepped into it to cross) and looked up and saw the flag...bonus!
Used mostly map reading with very little pace counting through 9, the got off line on the way to 10, and ended up circling around it after checking my position along the stream near the road. Probably ~5:40 lost.
Not quite on line to a couple others (3, 13) but not much time lost considering my overall speed. In this terrain it was best to go straight if you could, and adjust for the vegetation as needed.