Orienteering Meet race 51:40*** 3.08 mi (16:46 / mi) +241m13:29 / mi ahr:136 max:153 spiked:10/11c shoes: Invo8 Red
Day 2 2018 US Masters Champs AKA duel of the Pig Champs with GT.
Going into today I was down about 8 minutes and 20-21 in head to head pig results.! GT started 2 min ahead of me as I had started 2 minutes ahead of him yesterday. I guess it’s always better to chase than be chased.
We never saw each other during the event today.
I started out fairly clean,but he missed number 4 bad and you just have to wonder if looking over you shoulder is not good for Orienteering. On the long leg to 10 I drifted way low to the road and was fine after that, but GT picked up 3 minutes on that leg. Should of cost me, but as luck would have it when I finished I expected him there. Walter was and I was 6 min faster than him and he was third yesterday, GT not in yet and my first ever classical championship. Of course it took me to be 65 to get it , and on a map I always wanted to run again after missing the US middle Champs due to a cracked rib 4 years ago.
Chicago was here this weekend in full force with 20 plus Orienteers too!
Fun club dinner with everyone at an Italian resturtant last night with extra friends from other clubs.
Orienteering Meet race 53:26*** 2.98 mi (17:56 / mi) +263m14:04 / mi ahr:132 max:176 spiked:13/14c shoes: Invo8 Red
Day 1 of the US Champs on the Brown course. GT started 2 minutes behind me and I missed number 5 by a bit. GT passed me there and it was off to the races after that going back and forth with him till the 2nd to last control where I got hung up over a cliff and watched GT running under passing me again.
So he was about 2+ minutes ahead today and now about 8 overall in the head to head Flying Pig historical standings.
Orienteering Meet race 53:28 3.03 mi (17:39 / mi) +81m16:18 / mi ahr:121 max:164 shoes: Invo8 Red
Day 1 of the Classic Flying Pig. This was a middle event separate from the 2018 US Champs so GT suggested we run green course today.
The first control was over a hill or two and I was exhausted from the get go.
AP showed no time loss for the course in my slow mode.
It was hilly but very nice out there.