Orienteering1:19:33 5.76 mi (13:49 / mi) +104m13:05 / mi ahr:135 max:181 14c
Fun time on the course. I at least got to see Ian from other SMOC as he was probably finishing up as I ran to my #1.
#4 - nether region deep crossing. :)
#7 - Tried to avoid climb leaving 6 and never quite made sharp enough turns back to the train, has to be 2+ mins of slower travel. Suck it up and climb, man! Or occasionally use a compass....
#10 - Tried to pop over hill, didn't watch compass, got dumped back on originating trail, ouch.
#11 - Tried to avoid climb but going the other way around the pond, I was slow but still sort of okay with that.
#12 - Fun straight run!
#13 - Also well up the thighs, maybe I crossed too soon per LiveLox, haha
#14 - Curious what best way to trail was. BJ thinks back down the hill, versus continuing over. Swamp was again slightly deeper than expected. Looking at LiveLox I think BJ was right, should have gone the other way.
I ran hard to the finish, at least for my current fitness. I wanted to break 80 minutes (probably should have been shooting for 7.7 * 10 = 77 but 80 is a round number), and it was tight, so I didn't even see the family of raccoons I ran right by. Narrow hit the target. I had misread the screen on my way out and thought Scott was at 88 minutes, so I figured 80 would be my best chance at doing alright.
Then I went home and around dinner time just felt awful, not sure why. Went to sleep early, until unfortunately my "buy some stuff" alarm went off, I couldn't find my phone, and it woke up my spouse. I never expected to be asleep before its 9 pm time, so my bad. Felt better by the time it did go off, which is nice, just a light headache now. Weird.