Running 47:36  5.44 mi (8:45 / mi)
Easy run around Webster Park during XC practice. Very light turnout today, only about 25 kids for the last scheduled "long" run of the year - only 70 minutes. We may have to fit another one in sometime.
Not sure how many no-shows were due to the 8am start, or the light rain (which went away and was replaced by sunshine) and low 50s temp, or teenage sloth. There were some acceptable excuses given ahead of time (e.g. wisdom teeth extracted yesterday).
Orienteering race 19:41  *** 3.0 km (6:34 / km)
ROC NOD Sprint at Highland Park. I was quite disappointed that the map was 1:7.5 instead of 1:5 - it made it difficult for me to read at speed. We were pressed for time, since Nate had hockey at 2, so I didn't really do a warm-up, and that was a mistake. It was just cool enough, with the rain before the start, that my legs were not ready to go.
C1-4 were fine, just couldn't move as quickly as I would have liked. Got a little lucky on C5, stopped a bit short, but saw Chelsea leaving from the other side of the bushes. Luck ran out on C6 as I was not able to make sense of the trails after I left 5. Overran C7 - didn't realize that I just had to find a trail. A little slow on 8 & 9 as I tried to make sense of the green. 10 & 11 were fine. Thought it looked like the clearing ended on the way to C12, so I went around to the right. Went safely way right to C13 via the edge of the clearing. Didn't read ahead for C14, so I went mostly N out of 13, and did and unnecessary white hill, so Randy, who I had seen at the last several controls, got back ahead. I took a better line to C14 and got ahead, but he beat me up the hill to C15, but he hesitated on the path and I got by again.