Orienteering race 2:47:19 6.45 mi (25:56 / mi) +350m22:12 / mi ahr:117 max:163 weight:171lbs
ROC Sol-O at Letchworth. Met Walt and Patty at Letchworth as last chance to do this event. A couple of orienteering cars there when we arrived around 9, then quite a few cars and orienteers for a remote Sol-O event after I finished.
Was not too bad thru 8 controls, other than being distracted by a hiker as I crossed the trail to #3 and I read the wrong reentrant to lose 3-4 minutes. Disaster struck on #9 as I let the hills push me too far right, so I missed the plateau. Eventually I realized I must have gone too far and too right, and climbed back up and found the plateau, but I went along the edge and couldn't see any hill below but got to an obvious spur and knew to go back 100m and down. Lost 3 min on #13 when I climbed to the hilltop and refused to check downhill for the hilltop with the control, but that's where it was. Lost 9 minutes doing a circle short of #14, in part because the clue said stream junction, but the map made it look like a hilltop, so I followed some reentrants that may have been dry occasional streams. After that, it was just slow moving as I was beyond 2 hours. C19 to the finish was long and bloody as I first tried to go straight, then retreated and went around past #7 then it was a fairly clear shot to the road until the last 30 or so miserable meters.
Running47:27 4.49 mi (10:34 / mi) +17m10:27 / mi ahr:138 max:158 weight:173lbs
Going to Letchworth for the Sol-O course tomorrow, so I kept it flat today on the Hojack trail, with a detour on the return trip to go down Joylene Dr past our old house. It looks like the deck we built in 1989 is still in operation!
HR was messed up on the Garmin. I was wearing it loose until the end of the run so I used the stats from the end to correct.