Had a blast this whole weekend. As a competitor, really, really enjoyed all 3 races. So so many thanks to all my clubmates (+ others) for all the oodles of time they put in to make it such a great set of races! This is really the first time I've been at all involved in running an A-meet, but between living far-ish away and wanting to race, I really only helped the smallest smidge. At least I became aware of how much time, energy and piece-of-mind is required to put such an event on, and am so grateful for the all the effort!
Running6:21 0.48 mi (13:15 / mi) +4m12:55 / mi ahr:126 max:150
Drills5:09 0.34 mi (15:19 / mi) +1m15:11 / mi ahr:141 max:156
Orienteering race 1:17:14 7.73 mi (9:59 / mi) +239m9:07 / mi ahr:155 max:181 27c
US Champs Long @ Middlesex Fells
And made it 3 for 3, nice =).
Lots of trail running, which is hard to avoid on the Fells, but that also lets you run fast and perhaps mix up trails with a slightly more oxygen-deprived brain than normal. That's my best explanation for not being able to get myself to #24, a pretty obvious one on top of a bridge... should have been way easy, but I came out of the woods and nothing made sense until I ran into a parking lot. Gosh!
Lost a bit right of the bat to #1 too, wrong trail chosen from first junction.