Hiking (Foot) 48:00  1.72 mi (27:54 / mi)
Patuckaway State Park, NH. After flying up in the morning, Peggy, Max and I got to the park. Our plan was to find a playground for Max while Peggy and I took turns running. The park was open but the road into it was closed. While Peggy ran, Max and I hiked on the road to the area where the Sprint Champ Series Championships were started from in 2005. I don't think we'd been in the park since then. With a lot of windiness, it was cool enough for jackets and it occasionally sprinkled.
Orienteering (Foot) 57:00  **** 4.5 km (12:40 / km)
Pawtuckaway State Park, NH. Starting from a pavillion near Neals Cove I traded Max and my jacket for an orienteering map of Pawtuckaway. I followed a portion of The Mega world record course backwards, covering controls 180-175 and 156 - 130. Initially it was difficult. Some standing water and the disheavled needle floor made it hard to go straight. I stepped into a hidden hole in the first 10 seconds. It also made it harder seeing big boulders that would be mapped in most places but which were too abundant to be mapped in this park. At one point going to #175, I thought I'd found 3 distinct large boulders but they were different ones. However soon I got used to the map and was able to follow along pretty well. It helped that The Mega course had so many controls (the WR attempt was a total of 203 controls) and wasn't super long. The controls were usually spaced about 100m apart. It was a bit like following streamers but without actually having controls to aid me, this training was pretty good. I had to keep slow enough to read my way along. The distance is a rough estimate. I ran in trail shoes at a comfortable pace I left the mapped area to get to the Visitor Center. Discovering that Peggy and Max weren't there, I then I ran back down the hill to meet them.
Hiking (Foot) 6:00  0.45 mi (13:20 / mi)
Patuckaway State Park, NH. After meeting Peggy and Max on the park road near Mountain Pond, I picked up Max and carried him up the hill to our car at the Visitor Center.