Trail Run48:25 4.12 mi (11:45 / mi) +12m11:39 / mi ahr:129 max:146 shoes: NB Leadville VS
Thomas Iron Site in Hellertown. Water St parking lot up to the Interstate and back and wandering around on various trails. Trails wet and muddy in a few places. Low 70s, partly cloudy when I started and a rain shower as I finished.
Orienteering race 20:22*** 3.72 km (5:29 / km) ahr:139 max:157 spiked:13/14c shoes: NB Leadville VS
Sprint 2 at Germantown Academy. 2.2km, 50m. This course was predominately around the buildings of the school, so actual distance was substantially longer than the straight line distance. Route choices around the buildings were tricky since all the buildings are connected by enclosed (i.e. uncrossable) walkways. I didn’t get caught in any traps and I’m generally satisfied with my left versus right route choices. Only real bobble was overrunning the last control since I hadn’t visualized it and was slightly distracted by another runner - only lost 5-10 seconds. Sunny and low 70s.
Orienteering race 17:58*** 3.06 km (5:53 / km) ahr:150 max:161 spiked:13/14c shoes: NB Leadville VS
Course 1 at Germantown Academy. 2.2km, 35m. Course was around the athletic fields and into the woods around them, although all of the controls were very near trails. Very different feel than the other course. Bobbled #10 for 15-20 seconds when I headed the wrong way at a trail junction. Hesitant on the leg to #13 since I wasn’t sure from the map if there was a passable opening between the baseball and football fields (there was but I didn’t fully commit to it until I could see it in the terrain). Took all trail routes since I was doubtful that shortcuts through the woods would be faster. Thanks to Sandy F for organizing and designing excellent courses.