Running33:59 6.05 km (5:37 / km) +197m4:50 / km ahr:167 max:182 shoes: Saucony Excursion TR 12
snow had melted enough that some trails were clear. Headed up some old mining roads which were pretty steep and icy/snowy for the first bit so going pretty slow. Saw some old mining buildings which was pretty cool. Once it flattened out it was pretty beautiful up in the valley with all the new pines since there was a fire here a while ago. Down was pretty fast with the snow doing some nice impact lessening but the ice was pretty treacherous.
Stretching warm up/down 17:00  ahr:97 max:118
Skiing in the afternoon. Got even more burnt despite actually putting on sunscreen today. Somehow managed to snag a strava crown for one of the segments with the slow slushy conditions.
Running warm up/down 11:39 2.0 km (5:50 / km) +36m5:21 / km ahr:150 max:173 shoes: Saucony Koa ST
Orienteering37:40*** 6.07 km (6:13 / km) +101m5:44 / km ahr:166 max:187 spiked:12/20c shoes: Saucony Koa ST
NH course, focusing on staying focused and reading ahead.
1, 2 - slow going up the hill with the tired quads other than that good 4 - could have gone straighter but legs were tired from the climb so took the path (probably faster anyway) 5 - good direction and checked off bushes but for some reason, I thought I knew the control location well and went a bit left of it. Then realized I was wrong and got to it. 9 - sweat was getting in my eyes and I wasn't using my compass as much as I should have (probably since this was the first time I really needed it for a leg). ended up straying a bit left but corrected and was fine. 10 - same issue as 9 but strayed to the right, seems I still did fine though 11 - first major mistake, exited control in the wrong direction, relocated, and then proceeded to not see the trail I meant to take and lost my sense of direction (I was still going in the right direction). GPS track shows that other than the exit from the control my route was pretty straight but it went through some denser forest and I was quite slow since I wasn't certain I was going the right way. Positive is that I slowed down and corrected my mistake rather than dashing off and getting more lost 13 - scattered trees looked the same as the light green but used the trail to my left to decide when to go into the trees. Got pushed around to the right but other than that it was fine. 15 - almost ran towards the wrong group of trees but caught myself before I was off the line 16 - there was a trail that wasn't mapped that led me off in the wrong direction but fixed the issue and was fine. I don't know how I managed to screw up a leg almost completely on trails. 17 - Second real mistake. leg went perfectly until I hit a junction with an indistinct trail that I didn't notice was on the map since the gap between it and the trail I was on was quite large. Thought I'd also be able to see the boulder sooner but I guess because of the curvature of the hill I couldn't. Same control location I messed up last time and probably went to the same wrong boulder. 18...F, all good and straight, wasn't using the compass too much just using the features in the terrain.
Overall, did a good job focusing and reading ahead like planned other than when I messed up. Should work on bearings and not getting pushed around by veg.
Physically, hill were slow, might just be from the tired qauds but a good reminder to do more hill training
Running warm up/down 7:39 1.21 km (6:18 / km) +33m5:33 / km ahr:160 max:176 shoes: Saucony Koa ST
Stretching warm up/down 15:00  0.12 km (2:05:00 / km) ahr:90 max:131