Biking1:03:15 7.25 km (8:43 / km) +52m8:25 / km ahr:129 max:163 shoes: Trek DS 3 hybrid
Jordan Parkway bike trails, partly sunny and mid 60s.
Started out on the wider gravel path first as far as the third bridge and then took trails Glen had recommended on the Backside. Walked a few places, including down the steep pipeline (particularly after I fell partway down and landed precariously close to a rotting log filled with golden-colored ants and their eggs).
Then to the more familiar trails in the center section; lots of twisty turns and a few log piles I couldn't get over (but others I could. Lost the track at one point when I was trying to take waypoints with my watch (stop-start) and forgot to restart it until I reached another junction.
Two falls in total and a few sudden stops. Two times walking the bike *down* steep hills. A lot of fun.
Hiking1:35:17 3.06 km (31:10 / km) +16m30:22 / km ahr:85 max:142
Gravel and woods trails, plus some off-trail bushwhacking (and log or stone crossings of streams) with my grandson, at Eagle Rock Reservation. Gorgeous day; mid-60s. Walking on logs is a great thing when you're 5.
The view from there to NYC was the absolute clearest I'd ever seen.
Walking1:29:57* 4.78 km (18:49 / km) ahr:79 max:138
Assabet River National Wildlife Reserve in Sudbury. We were hoping for a few bird sightings but besides small ones flitting in the forest we only saw turtles sunning on logs in Puffer Pond.
The area used to be used to store munitions and has quite a few bunkers scattered in the woods. One-contour high man-made elongated hills with vertical cliff faces (concrete walls with entry doors on one end) are now harder to see as trees grow on the dirt covering them. Converted to a refuge in ~2003.
Orienteering race (Brown X 2) 1:14:33*** 4.23 km (17:36 / km) +197m14:17 / km ahr:134 max:166 spiked:7/9c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Older Dash/Masters Nationals day 2 at Gunstock, 3.1 km, 150m climb
All the climb was on legs 2-3-4-5 with some up and down possible to #6. Then we worked our way downhill.
Big booboo to #4 where I was close but apparently confounded by the mapping of the green and reentrants (as well as distracted by other runners). I didn't go far enough west after having bounced off the top of the sharper bend ESE of the point but searched up and down the hill, eventually finding another control (#59, on a cliff?) before heading back to the trail bend to relocate. Found it fine then but wasted way too much time NOT relocating.
A bit low near 6 and had to climb up to it.
I don't think I lost any time relative to my competition by not following the beeline to 7; I angled NW to go around the stream (crossing where the yellow ski trail goes over the culvert pipe) and then had a nice run down the hill.
Winsplits shows me having the fastest split of F65 to #2. I didn't take the main trail but turned onto the yellow trail until it bent downhill, where I continued out to the E-W trail and followed it until the stream crossing, then up along the W side of the hill.
My mistake at 4 dropped me farther behind my competition to 6th place out of 10 (biggest class in several years). Janet F was consistently fast and won both days, with Linda Kohn and Diana Todd rounding out the top 3. There's always next year.