orienteering 1:23:02  8.9 km (9:20 / km) +1214ft 7:43 / km
shoes: new Integrators
Anza Borrego Desert O', blue course. Not too bad, just slow. One small miss early on, plus I couldn't get down some cliffs and had to try the next spur, but generally orienteering was ok. That despite busting my compass in the first 10-15 minutes. At least the sun was out so I could get some help there.
Terrain/course was terrific. Very, very complicated in some places, despite the tremendous visibility. And the challenge changed completely as the terrain varied from steep and lots of cliffs to very suble contours.
Best time was 65 (Eric Bone, Mark Everett, and Andreas Haldi all about that), Clem I think 69. I was 10th out of about 20, perfectly fine, though Spike got me by a couple of minutes despite stopping a couple of times to pull off pieces of cholla cactus. He was just moving faster.
orienteering 19:35  2.8 km (7:00 / km) +394ft 5:46 / km
shoes: Air Max Trail 09/05
Team fundraiser sprint, set by Vlad. Fun course. Had just about as good a run as was possible, worked hard the whole way, just one mistake maybe 15 seconds. Had some help from others on the course -- Grant Staats started 3 minutes ahead of me, Thorsten Graves 2 minutes, I caught them both by about #6, got ahead by 8. But then I nicked a cholla and a piece of it was hanging onto my left shin. Tried to ignore it, but it started hurting more and more, so I yanked it off (using the map/case for protection), and then just after that ran by a control without seeing it. But then finished strong.
Physically the whole thing felt like a 5K race, but a lot more fun.
Best time was Eric (16:03), then Clem, then Mark; Suzanne was the best woman.
One of the things that I'd known, mostly ignored, and then been reminded of at the Winter Training Camp in Hamilton was that taking in fluids/carbs/electrolytes within 45 minutes of finishing a run gets much more back into your system than if you wait an hour or two.
Tried it today, eating and drinking a lot as soon as I finished. And had surprisingly good energy for the sprint.
Of course I didn't do the same after the sprint, so tomorrow may be a struggle.