Orienteering race 1:28:38*** 9.69 km (9:09 / km) +146m8:31 / km ahr:128 max:168 spiked:14/17c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
Red course at SVO local event at Gifford Pinchot SP. 8.1km, 170m. OK visibility but very scratchy woods, so trails were generally the best option. But few of the controls were on trails, so some bleeding was unavoidable. The map is about 20 years old and vegetation mapping didn't always reflect reality. An OK run, sticking to trails when possible and navigating by contours and stone walls mostly. No big mistakes and several times managed to spot controls by looking around at the right time even though I wasn't headed right for them. Upper 40s and some sun but quite windy, so running trails along the lake was a little chilly. Thanks to Brad, Julie and the rest of the SVO crew for all their work and enduring the conditions.
Trail Run1:00:03** 5.49 mi (10:56 / mi) +125m10:13 / mi ahr:134 max:151 shoes: NB Leadville VS
Trails at Whitehall Parkway. Some gravel roads, some (mowed) grass and some single track in the woods. This area is the site of an old quarry and portland cement operation so there are lots of ruins and some pretty significant cliffs. I'd only ever been here in the summer and now that the leaves are down visibility is better and I found many more trails than I'd seen before. The area would be pretty cool for a Sprint-O, but a lot of work to map. About 50F when I started but dropping.