Orienteering race 1:35:52  *** 9.5 km (10:05 / km) +270m 8:50 / km
QOC meet at Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg, MD. I wasn't sure which course I wanted to run today, but when I found out Peggy was out on Blue, I figured I needed to run Blue, too. It was a good day. It started out a little rough because my stomach was acting up, and by the 4th control, I was in a bit of gastric distress. But the gods were looking out for me because on the way to #6, while coming out of the woods and into a field, I spied two port-a-potties, and one of them had my name on it! Yahoo!! After that, I felt much better and could concentrate on the course. The biggest trouble I had was on #9...I contoured around from #8, but stayed too high, didn't see the field and hit the stream on the far side of the ridge. I just circled to the NW, saw the field and found the cliff. Not too bad. I also missed the last control because I had shut down my concentration, thinking the race was just about over, and overshot the control by a bit. Rats! There was some significant climb towards the end of the course, and I could feel it in my legs after yesterday's run. All in all, though, I was pleased, and it was most excellent training for Fair Hill. Tanner and Graham had great runs, too!