orienteering race 26:05  ** 3.2 km (8:09 / km) +40m 7:40 / km
22c weight:164lbs shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX
OLOU "Steroid" sprint (longer) at Shawnee Park, designed by Bruce Moore. Very open, very flat park. The woods along the banks of the Ohio River had a few interesting controls, but the park could use a bit more woods. The flooded Ohio River was lapping at the stands of controls 11 and 12.
Lost probably 20 seconds turning on controls 3-19, after passing the first starters going in to 3. Lost another 7-10 seconds at 18, going the long way around a big tree before spotting the stand flat on the ground, then picking it up and trying to get it to stand up again. Alex was right behind me, and reported that it fell over again before he reached it, so he also set it back up.
At 20, Alex passed me to punch first, took 2 steps away, then had to turn around to re-punch after me, heeding my warning that they weren't turned on. After some hesitation getting out of the woods, he passed me again, beat me to 21, where I passed him again on the exit, vaulting a low fence while he ran to a gate. He edged me out to 20, but had enough had left in his young legs and lungs to leave me way in the dust on the run in, while I had to do a quick dodge-em to avoid bcomming a hood ornament.
orienteering race 15:33  ** 2.2 km (7:04 / km) +20m 6:46 / km
12c shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX
OLOU "Regular" Sprint at Shawnee Park. Fun, but very open, easy and fast. Went the long way around the baseball field to 7, probably 15-20 seconds. Lost another 15-20 seconds at the control on the wrong single tree (8) after I circled the correct tree before looking over my shoulder. Grrr.