orienteering 1:20:20  7.7 km (10:26 / km)
shoes: x-talon 212
Ultralong Brown (an oxymoron?). OK, though rather uninspired and uncoordinated effort. Fall down a lot, 20 times perhaps, a few real hard. Found the points OK, but just really had trouble moving through the woods, very much feeling my age. I realize that most people reading this will have no real idea what that last statement means. You may think you do but you don't. Just wait....
Beautiful day. And a really nice weekend too. I've been orienteering at Rochester events a number of times over the years and have always enjoyed it. They just have a knack for it -- good orienteering, of course, but also just a really pleasant vibe. I'd give Rick Worner a lot of credit for that. He's both so relaxed and so together, and it rubs off on the others. You could learn a lot by just watching how he handles himself. Very cool. He'd be the first to say he doesn't do anything, but he sets the tone, and the tone is important. And then add a lot of other folks working very hard (Linda, Will, Rob, Mike, many others), the whole thing just seems to click. Thanks, guys.
I find it interesting and a bit difficult to read (and make sense of) detailed comments about a course, such as a course from today's ultralong champs, but with no map for reference.
So, because (1) I want to create more of a sense of balance on AttackPoint, and (2) it is getting near bedtime and I want knock off a few more pages of Luftslottet som Sprängdes
this evening (I'm currently 460 pages in, 240 to go, and moving quickly), here is today's ultralong Brown map
with no comments.
Red and Green used much the same area (red had two loops); didn't see the blue course.
Routes and comments tomorrow, perhaps.