Orienteering 1:20:00 
WCOC training weekend at Osborndale, CT. Three activities available: control picking with visualization exercise, compass course, line-O. I chose the control picking first and found that when I focused on what Jon recommended, the details of the terrain, the type of feature for the control, control extension, and the compass direction, I could navigate quite accurately. Being the first time orienteering this season and first time to run on and off trail, really, I found that my legs got very, very tired and sore. Surprising since I got in a reasonable amount of varied exercise over the winter.
Set out on the compass course but did not know it had a different starting point. Found what I thought was #1 just fine, but just couldn't find #2 after 2 attempts. Found another orienteer to ask about the problem, and learned that there was a different starting point. Hummmm. Found 1,2 and 3, then the course looped and I went to #6 in error. Thinking I was looking for #4 and not finding it, I realized what I had done. Went part way back and searched for #4, but as I was sore in the legs, decided to jog back to the car. Enough for the day. Good decision.
Very cold, temp around freezing and very windy, but sunny and not too bad in the woods.
Headed to Marie and Mike's where we were to spend the night. I was with Andrew and Ethan. Rested a while then headed to Becky's apt for the sprint on the Yale campus. Great fun. Found some new energy to run! What a gorgeous campus and an interesting course. Great map.
Very yummy dinner prepared by Marie: tomato basil soup, pasta/arugula salad, and mexican bean dip with chips. Yummy. Great company with about 20 orienteers present. Enjoyed the evening until I ran out of energy around 9 p.m. when I slinked away to my bedroom.
Great day. Carl had to stay home with Lucy. :(
Thanks to Pete Bundschuh for putting up Ethan and me on the way down on Friday night.