Orienteering race 2:06:22**** 8.7 mi (14:32 / mi) +52m14:16 / mi ahr:149 max:169 spiked:8/18c (sick)shoes: Luath Blue XTalon 212s
St. Patrick's Park IN/MI meet 10.6 km Blue Meet 25, course 36
A good solid course that I would have really enjoyed healthy. It was also great the number of runners there were on the course. I still appreciated it but was U already feeling my cold, the heat and humidity by control 4 and things were just starting to warm up. Ran pretty well for parts (1-4, 8-15); navigation in the open areas and south were really tricky and I wasn't prepared to deal with it. The fact that they were tricky I liked a lot (and I realize how different midsummer orienteering in not fully open parks would be if we had more meets like this). Botched 5 7, and the go controls massively (For the big errors, AP's error estimate is out by 2x; overall, my lost time estimate is 20 min). The only error that I feel miffed about was the go; the vegetation was off but I wasn't both smart enough to full stop and read the contours. I should have persevered rather than running into the wedding party.
Control clearing/setup26:59 1.67 mi (16:08 / mi) +2m16:04 / mi ahr:130 max:151
Orienteering race 3:54:48** 23.06 km (10:11 / km) +117m9:56 / km ahr:127 max:162 spiked:22/23c shoes: Luath Blue XTalon 212s
ICO Eagle Creek Paddle-O Meet 24, course 35
A beautiful day on the lake that we started with a long running loop (crazily getting nearly all of the 1 point controls before any higher value ones). Straightforward to find the controls; the only ones that were a bit stealthy was close to the bottom of a well disguised bridge and the two impossible bags that apparently blew away in the preceding day's storms. Started a few minutes late and cleared a few minutes early. First paddle with only the smaller hedge (although we competed under the alias of our real names :?)