So much for my efforts to create regular, weekly WCOC training sessions. We had six of these in the end of August and September, all of which I organized and which were attended by anywhere from 3 to 20 people. I really hoped that when I went away to Sweden for three weeks, someone would step up and organize a session or two.
I suppose what we need is more active people who are less geographically spread out, as it is really hard for people to travel far, especially on a weekday. I am not in the business of recruiting people to orienteering - some people like spreading the gospel, but I am not one of them. The options that remain, then, are to bring more existing orienteers to New Haven and to increase the appeal of New Haven as a place to train for orienteering. There is also, of course, the default option of not bothering - just doing my own training and that's it. Well, I am not quite done trying yet, so I'll just have to rethink my approach.
Running 27:07  4.72 km (5:45 / km)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009
A shuffle around the flat part of East Rock with Kat, followed by a whole lot of stretching. Felt stiff and sore, of course, but not too bad. The most painful thing was the toe I stubbed on a step in Kat's parents' apartment before leaving for the Highlander yesterday.