Orienteering 59:57  5.05 mi (11:52 / mi) +173m 10:44 / mi
15c shoes: Speedcross 4 - Black
Red - 7.7 km - 15 c
Lights of Cheyenne
We had a very eventful flight to Denver, but we made it and so did our bags (the next day). We got groceries in the morning, picked up our bags, and drove to Curt Gowdy SP to find a campsite. Made it to the start of the event with plenty of time to spare.
The race was a mass start red length course. After a few brief instructions we all took off at 4:00 p.m. Terrain was really open and runnable. It was mostly follow the leader, I only had to navigate to a couple of controls. I had a lot of hesitation coming into 7. I should've just paused to study the map and realized that the control was in the valley, but I thought it was up higher. I then came in to 8 too low. Everything else went smoothly.
This race was a good way to learn the terrain and it was cool to see how micro route choices can make a notable difference. The elevation didn't feel as bad as I thought it might, but it was so dry! Coming from ridiculous humidity for the last month I was feeling the lack of water.