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In the 1 days ending Dec 1, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteer1 21:00 2.2(9:33) 3.54(5:56)
  Total1 21:00 2.2(9:33) 3.54(5:56)

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Saturday Dec 1, 2012 #

Orienteer race (Relay Yellow) 21:00 [3] 2.2 mi (9:33 / mi)
shoes: Icebug Acceleritas-L

My first yellow leg, on the MNOC White relay team which consisted of Julia (orange) then me, Jim Mullin (Brown) and Mike Carlson (Green)

Julia ran a fast orange; especially the first half where it was pretty thrilling to hear that she was in the lead for 12 point teams when they popped into view about half way through the course. Must have irritated the other teams, because they fought back a bit, and Julia had a rare mind-block near the finish, so we were slightly behind when I went.
I was SO glad to be running yellow, because I may be one of the least consistent runners I know, I'm out of shape, sick, and wanted to make sure I didn't have a huge error. Which I didn't. In fact, I've had many 300 m legs on courses that were longer than my total time on this one.
I did not run perfectly by any means, took a couple of "short cuts" that got me stuck in some fairly unrunnable areas, and walked up the big hills which shouldn't be necessary on a 2.2 k course. So I ended up with over 21 minutes, but it was good enough to put us in the lead.
The advanced courses turned out to be fairly grueling and difficult and burrful; Jim Mullin and Mike Carlson put in strong efforts, but some of the other teams put in great times and we ended up with chocolate chip cookies (really awesome ones that Dana made) instead of medals. I think that made us all plenty happy; really really great to be around MNOC people and actually have a couple of relay teams too.
Even going out for chili afterwards. :-)

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