Map hike 1:00:00  *** 5.0 km (12:00 / km)
shoes: 9 2007 Adidas
Control pickup after the marathon.
This was the true battle to the end.
Orienteering 4:10:44  ** 26.2 mi (9:34 / mi)
shoes: Salomon XCR
"Innaugural"? "First Annual"? [Valley Forge] DVOA Orienteering Marathon.
My first (but unfortuantely not last?) marathon.
I had never planned to do a marathon, but now, thanks to Wyatt and Angelica, I can say that I have. And, it was quite pleasant (not physically) but mentally/spiritually.
I had no outcome objectives, had no idea how long it would take. But I did have a plan, and I followed it almost perfectly.
My apparel selections were perfect as was food type and quantity. I did make one mistake by leaving my halfway jungle juice potion in the car, which added a detour, but I didn't have to stop at any refreshment stops otherwise, before 41. (I had run out of liquid at Sandy A's stop).
I maintained my steadyish pace throughout, which was luckily enough, as I definitely could not keep up with Ross for most of the course.