Orienteering race 2:13:04*** 12.52 km (10:38 / km) +421m9:06 / km ahr:138 max:159 spiked:13/17c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
DIY Billygoat (aka the Covid Goat) at Mountain Lakes Park. 10.7km, 400m with skipping one control allowed. Mass start, but Janet and I were the only ones there and she started about two minutes ahead of me. Great weather (70F, partly sunny, low humidity), great terrain and map, and great course by Niels LO (Thanks!). Actual o-flags but no punching. Skipped control 5.
Off to a sloppy start navigationally, overshooting 1 by a lot and 2 by a little (used the 1:7500 version of the map). Came in one level too high to 4 plus didn’t execute the route well. Pretty clean the rest of the way except for a little overshoot at 14. AP says I lost time at 16 - I hit the control fine but added distance by staying on the road for too long. About 7 minutes lost total. In an actual Billygoat mass start, the errors at 1 and 2 likely wouldn’t have happened since there would’ve been lots of other people around. Only 39 seconds behind Clint, but he didn’t skip a control.
Sore afterwards in the usual places but no cramping.
Bike-Trail1:04:05 7.1 mi (9:02 / mi) +99m8:39 / mi ahr:129 max:143 shoes: Trek Marlin 7
Nockamixon SP bike trails. A little busier than usual since it was a holiday. Cold Spot, Eastern Woods (lower), Jaywalk (clockwise), Eastern Woods (upper) , Haycock Run twice. Some new big bumps on Eastern Woods. Just about 80F with low humidity. Trails mostly dry.
Orienteering race 1:14:57*** 6.47 km (11:35 / km) +150m10:23 / km ahr:138 max:162 spiked:14/17c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Green course at Warwick - with flags and punches! Mid 70s, sunny, low humidity. Mediocre orienteering: lost 3 minutes each on 4 and 13, 2 min on 12 and another minute or 2 on a bad route choice to 16 (straight, across rocky ground instead of trails and field). Woods were thick in places but less scratchy than I remembered.
Bike-Trail1:01:38 5.92 mi (10:25 / mi) +87m9:57 / mi ahr:118 max:142 shoes: Trek Marlin 7
West End Regional Park on a spectacular day weatherwise. Rode mostly in the southern section after a warmup on Roundabout. Avoided going down any of the big hills, so I didn’t have to get back up. Explored the parts of Beechnut and Bones which stay relatively flat. Did Fun Stuff on the way back to the car with its recently refurbished features.