Orienteer race (classic) 1:37:11  ****
shoes: Montrail Vitesse 712
NA Long Champs
Being so far out of shape, I had little left physically after the prior three days. That said, I felt I ran reasonably well and my orienteering was passable. I probably chose some routes which were overly safe and thus longer but I wanted to avoid any catastrophes. I did have two medium-sized bobbles but this was offset by some decent planning and almost constant map contact.
This ended a very fun weekend of excellent terrain and maps. I know what I have to work on but also what I did well and plan to continue.
After a postmortem course discussion with Eugene, Jan, et al. we started the 2+ hour trip to Buffalo. We found a Cracker Barrel for lunch and I had a tasty chicken & dumplings with a side of mashed potatoes & gravy. Yum!! I need to make CB a post-A-meet tradition.
Because we were 3 hours ahead of our flight schedule, we had a leisurely drive to Buffalo airport and took our time to get checked-in because (according to the United desk) our 7:30 flight was the next out to Chicago. As Maricel & I were standing in line for security, I looked up at the monitor to determine our gate and discovered that an earlier Chicago United flight was leaving in 8 minutes. So after an OJ through the terminal we made it there with seconds to spare and asked "Can we get on this flight??" only to hear the United gate check-in lady say,
"I'm sorry..." *pause for effect...* "We only have middle seats left."
"Oh Yeah !!" was our jubilant response.
We were even rewarded with economy plus middle seats. A great ending to a great weekend.