orienteering race (brown) 1:14:22  3.7 km (20:06 / km) +145m 16:48 / km
No exercise since February. Exercise makes me breath deeply, which makes me cough. Once I start coughing, it is hard to stop.
QOC meet at Cabin John park. Figured a short brown course in an open park on a warm sunny day would be a good way to start getting a little exercise. In short, a nice walk in the woods. I chose not to get my feet wet on the stream crossings, finding and using a log at least 3 times. Navigation was not a problem, right to all the controls except the finish. At the finish, I had not looked at my map to see its exact location and there was such a mob of people at the registration area, I did not see it.
Physically was very different. Jogged the initial downhill from the start and was out of breath by the parking lot. Some occasional jogging from then on when the course was flat or downhill and the woods were open, but mostly walked the rest. Uphill to 2 took a lot out of me which led to coughing fits on the way to 3 and a very slow leg.. Thought I might have to drop out but eventually recovered. Very cautious on the rest of the uphills not to get out of breath.