Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 11:00  1.1 mi (10:00 / mi)
Lake Accotink, VA. Warming up around the dam for QOC's meet on National Orienteering Day.
Orienteering race (Foot) 46:10  *** 5.55 km (8:19 / km)
QOC: Lake Accotink Park. I started off okay but rushed out of #2 in the wrong direction. At #4 I ran around a bit and suspect some map problems. At #5 I had a bad attack and got a bit high, hitting an unmapped trail. Midway through, Syd the course setter had an off the clock challenge to go up and down a new trail, memorize the route and map it in later. I did this in 6:39 and was once again on the clock. Going on the long leg on the trail toward #12 I was reading ahead and started to focus on #13. I went there, realized what I did and had to run 230m back to #12. I felt I was running quickly but not very accurately. The thicker green areas again often gave me trouble.
Orienteering (Mapping) 6:39  1.0 km (6:39 / km) +18m 6:06 / km
Lake Accotink, VA. Syd Sachs challenged us to remember the mapping of a new trail during the middle of the race.
Orienteering (Control Pickup) 1:05:00  *** 4.85 km (13:24 / km)
Lake Accotink, VA. Pickup of controls and e-punches. I ran with Lawence Whitmore, an adventure racer who wanted some tips. I had wanted to checkout #4 where I had problems earlier. I still think something was wrong with the map there but I'm not sure what it was. My arms got some work during this. The bag with 11 controls (one more that Lawrence got) and e-punches got heavy.
Bicycling (Road) 1:39:00  25.5 mi (3:53 / mi)
From Lake Accotink near the dam, trails to King Aurthur Rd. to Gallow Rd. to the W&OD Trail, to Williamsburg Rd. to Glebe Rd. to Chain Bridge to the C&O Canal Towpath, to the Capital Crescent Trail, to Rosedale Ave. To get across town and back home I started off slow on rough bluestone trails more conducive to mountain bikes. Once on roads I hit some hills and I didn't have a map. I made a few wrong turns to dead ends as I felt my way northward. I felt fairly tired by the time I got home and like I hadn't retained much cycling shape. Thanks Dave and Heidi for carrying my stuff back.