Trail run 33:04  3.6 mi (9:11 / mi)
Steady warm up run for Billygoat, performed at 11 AM to sync-up my body as well as possible. Fonzie much more comfortable with this pace, and willing to maintain it with Piper and me always in sight.
As long as Kyra has divulged one of my long-held O-fantasies (see Thursday), I might as well acknowledge my other unrealized goals (and their potential for realization).
1. Place in an A-Meet on Red -- Clearly feasible were I still in M35 or M40, but now unlikely given the depth of the field at M45. Still, I may have a chance if competing events (such as the two Middle events for "elites" at Pine Hill) draw off the competition.
2. Rank sufficiently high to qualify for women's national team -- Initially, I was measuring myself against the B-team, but then around 2005-6 it looked as if even the A-team level might be feasible, again related to a lack of depth. Now, however, the standard is well beyond my grasp.
3. Place ahead of PG -- Back during my introduction to orienteering in 1984 (by Dave Barrington, for those of you who have been around long enough to remember him), I was aware of PG (and Bob Lux) by name and reputation as accomplished local orienteers. When I subsequently returned to the sport in 2000, I recognized the names and hoped that maybe I could advance to the level where I could beat these "old men". I have had the pleasure of besting Bob on 1 or 2 occasions, but never PG (and no, I don't count the 2007 Billygoat where PG walked the course due to injury). I think this remains an outside possibility, as anyone can have a bad day once in a while, but I'm not holding my breath.