Impressive, Janet! Congratulations!
It was nice seeing you. Hope your feet held up?
Nice result. Sounds like you did a good job choosing which controls to get. Did you see many others while out there?
Hi Maryann, yes my feet held together well enough and aren't any more sore today (though taking a few steps later in the day yesterday was painful! Amazing how much difference a day makes).
Gail, thanks; Glen had talked to me on the way down about available point values averages and which ones to prioritize, and I knew my approximate speed from other rogaines. Took a bit longer than I wanted on the first loop but got most of the second loop ones I thought I could do. Had a nice train of folks to the first three before they dropped me but I'd often converge on controls with others around and it was interesting to see from which direction they came, and sometimes helpful in pinpointing the location of the flag if hard to see from my approach. I'll probably write more when I get a chance to download my track.
I fell at least three times but that's a pretty good average for 6 hours, I'd say. :-) No worse for wear (just a few sorer than usual places today).
Nice write-up! Reading everyone's race accounts make me feel like such a lazy wuss. I almost feel as if I should go back up and do it all over again - the right way! (I did have a lot of fun though!) :-)
Good to hear you had fun, at least! You got to go the length of the Shades of Death trail, too, (right?) which I've never done.
Sure did have fun! One of the many attractions of this event for me was that it was a score-O type, so no danger of not finding a control on a course, DNF'ing and being depressed and frustrated.
I went MOST of the length of the Shades of Death trail. The part that starts at the park office is a bit scary in places and I bailed to the road for some of it and then returned to it by the dam. Then end closer to start/finish was very nice!