Orienteering 2:08:11 *** 6.69 mi (19:10 / mi) +248m 17:11 / mi
ahr:152 max:254 spiked:0/24c shoes: Roclites 295 2
Firstly, very fun concept and interesting courses, with maximized potential for parallel error. Thank you for hosting, Igor!
Secondly, I need a ground up fitness overhaul, because if going redline is not why I'm stuffing up navigation left and right...I'm in trouble.
Crap route to my first put me in hurt out of the gate. So I bungled 1....2....3....okay to 4 and 5, even snuck a few feet back on Gibbard, then checked EVERY plausible spur gully combo at 6...pathetic.
I was good then except I stuffed up #11....I think Greg said, "almost done" here.
Got up to gravel ridgeline, Al Newman says, "You look like shit." Which well matched how I felt! Entering the exchange, I begged Igor to tell me I was overtime.
I was in 5th at the exchange - Kevin (my predicted winner), Cooper (I predicted him immediately after me), Scott Dye (noted as "to be feared" in my prediction notes, and Gibbard. Gibbard and I were together to #1 (he ran faster, I was more efficient). He had to be over a minute or two ahead by #2, I could not get moving on the trails.
Now physically wrecked, I made easy work of the navigation and was essentially error-free on the second loop. Interesting recovery.
I hate that I'm above race weight and out of shape. I hate that although I hate that, I'll probably find a snack when I get to homework later. And I'll probably sleep in tomorrow, figuring I'll exercise later. And when later comes around, I'll punt it to Tuesday morning to "work on homework". And then I'll be here again in six months. Must....break....it....
Congrats to Kevin - I've been expecting big things, and correctly called his win. Props to Cooper, who was hot on his heels. Igor says same 2nd loop time for Coop and Kev.