Orienteering 2:24:39 *** 7.67 mi (18:52 / mi) +348m 16:32 / mi
ahr:160 max:254 spiked:12/15c shoes: Roclites 295 2
This is why I like orienteering - just so much cool stuff on this course - from saddles lined with boulders/cliffs to marshes that didn't even get your feet wet, to huge terrain, to zero scratches!
I am pretty sure La Baguette was the tiny Canadian woman who destroyed me up the creek I took to my #7. She moves so fast and just flew up the hill, relentlessly forward.
Igor caught me shortly after 6, but I had nothing to chase him with. Any spurts of power to conquer boulders were a huge hit - I took a few breaks esp. on the leg to 7.
Lazily headed to #6, read cliffs wrong, took wrong spur, which I quickly corrected. In my defense, I wanted a spur with a marsh behind it, and this also had it!
I exactly did my intended route to #7, right up until I hit the bare rock right by it, then I went on a nice scavenger hunt, couldn't place myself, eventually found....JJ? more or less recovering the same way I wanted to try.
Slightly helped on 8 by a USA team looking person, just as I was going to hesitate a bit, he got it.
Otherwise okay, just so beat that I was very sluggish to 10.
At times, I could read the map and terrain with perfect clarity. A few times...no, not so much at all.
Fun day other than the fitness!!
EDIT: Thanks watch for missing half the race. Kudos! Anyone selling a 305 with a good battery?