Orienteering49:56*** 3.88 km (12:52 / km) +56m12:00 / km ahr:132 max:153 spiked:8/8c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
EDITED - added FIT file via computer. Still can't get the Garmin to talk to my phone, though it did fine on Wednesday....
Brown course at Kentucky Camp in Coronado Nat'l Forest south of Tucson. 1:10000/5m map. Map seems to have a lot of contour lines on it, but many of those are form lines (including a double form line hill just east of #5...). That's why it seemed a lot steeper than it actually was. In fact I originally thought it was 2.5m interval until I double-checked on the map, and noticed the hard-to-see gaps in some of the lines.
Brown was a reasonable 3.3 km with stated 115 m climb.
Spurs and reentrants with not a whole lot of ground cover except for grasses (which weren't *too* seedy), and some scattered trees. Map is mostly yellow with patches of open/scattered trees areas.
I was able to jog a bit most of the way to 1 and the last bit to 8 and the Go control, but mostly walked, and couldn't push the pace. I had a head cold in early February, and it was done by the time we left home to fly here on Tuesday, but on Wednesday I developed chest cold symptoms and when I breathe too deeply I need to cough, and that's not fun. I was behind Eileen B for several legs but could not catch her despite her hobbling a bit from a recent hamstring injury. Still, I was happy to find everything where I was looking for it, though I find this type of navigation easy...it's just a matter of reading the terrain. (To practice that, they had a 3k contour-only course that we could have done later but decided not to.)
Eileen picked up a Green map instead of Brown, and decided to finish it after she realized (we had legs 2-3 and 5-6 in common); Mary Jo did a speedy 43 minutes. we chatted later about places to visit in the Tucson area. Lots of good choices...we've done many of the top options on previous trips. Now enjoying sunshine and low 70s!
Hiking1:43:11  3.33 mi (30:59 / mi) +83m28:46 / mi slept:9.0
Templeton and Easybreezy trails in Sedona from Cathedral Rock trailhead off Back o' Beyond Rd. Very light rain showers at times; nothing our rain jackets couldn't handle. Temp in the low 50s and overcast, but we've been in Sedona before and seen it in all its glory. Still striking even with gray skies.