Orienteering race (Brown X day 1) 1:08:49*** 4.18 km (16:29 / km) +175m13:37 / km ahr:138 max:177 spiked:10/11c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Masters Nationals day 1 at Gunstock Mountain Resort on what couldn't have been a better day weather-wise. Started out in the mid-upper 40s but 50s and sunny by the time most people finished so great for hanging around and chatting.
Stats: 3.3 km, 95m climb (but everyone with a Garmin track is showing climbs in the 160-180m range...hmmm)
I lost time *leaving* #5, thinking I knew which way to exit the control to head toward #6 but ending up under the chair lift and heading back toward 4 before I figured out my mistake. 6:30 minutes from when I left #5 until I got back on line, so I figure a 5:30 minute error there at the very least.
My "non-spike" was heading from 8-9, I wasn't sure where on the hill I was and entered the woods earlier than needed (and then popped back to the ski slope to continue downhill). The mapped light poles and ski lift poles were very helpful.
I think I had good routes otherwise and mostly kept track of where I was on the hillside, though I hit the big road NW of #4 farther uphill than I intended. I had started out sidehilling but it was too steep so I went up to where the slope was flatter, crossing below the top of a ski lift (the one that heads uphill from the Go control).
Hiking1:09:57 3.54 km (19:46 / km) +54m18:22 / km ahr:79 max:103
Middle Run Valley Natural Area in northern Delaware (on the way home from a family event in Georgetown earlier in the day). This was partly to avoid traffic tie ups and partly to delay our trip so we could stop for dinner on the way. :-) (Victory, in Kennett Square)
Nice day in the woods (low 70s, dry), a few bikers and fewer other pedestrians.
Orienteering race 1:49:41**** 6.06 km (18:06 / km) +251m15:00 / km ahr:122 max:174 spiked:10/10c shoes: 2019 VJ Falcon 6.5 scot
Star Village Green course (4.7km/205m) on an ideal day, weather-wise (mid 50s and mostly sunny). No problems with navigation, just with the rocks and hills. I even picked up a nice stick for balance on the descent to #6 (64) and kept it with me for the crosshill to 7+8 and the climb to 9 and up to the ridge trail from there. Once I was headed down the hill on bike trails I left the stick behind.
Pretty much walking except for just a bit of jogging on Mountaintop Campus and maybe a couple other times.
I had taped up my ankle and it didn't bother me out there, but once I took the tape off it's unstable again. Boo.
First woman on Green when I finished (ahead of Grace S.), but then Corinne, Svetlana, Oriana, etc... came in. ;-)