Orienteering race 59:42  7.7 km (7:45 / km) +280m 6:34 / km
shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes
VF Mt. Misery Red. Good race result - 1 minute ahead of Speedy, and 3 seconds behind (darn) j-man. Had ~3 minutes of mistakes too, so either I'm getting fit again, or the competition's slowing down. Nice to be in the middle of the lead DVOA pack again. If I can keep a little momentum on my fitness recovery, perhaps by actually doing some of the 2x/day runs I've been planning, I may be able to pull ahead of the DVOA pack for '07. That would help my WOC chances quite a bit too.
Race Prep: Drank more vodka last night than I have in >5 yrs (~300ml over 3 hours) and ate a ton. Had an egg, sausage and oatmeal breakfast at 9:30am, GU just before starting at 1pm with on only a short warmup. Walked 90 minutes with the kids on White before starting, dressed warmly in the ~40 degree, sunny weather
GPS distance was ~10km
Orienteering (Control Pickup + Search &) 30:00  3.1 km (9:41 / km) +61m 8:49 / km
Only ~3 minutes into the search & rescue run we got a call that the 2 lost folks were in (thanks, cell phones). With 1pm last starts, 3 hour time limit and 4:30pm darkness, it seems like we aren't allowing much time for searches, if needed. And it will be in the 20's tonight on Mt. Misery (were anyone injured & immobile there until morning...)