orienteering 45:47  4.87 mi (9:24 / mi) +113m 8:46 / mi
Red course at Estabrook. Ran pretty well, mistakes on 2 and heading to the finish where I should have been more careful or more sane, and then mistakes on 5, 6, 13 where the map was a bit funky and I wasn't good at correcting for a combination of my sloppiness and the map's flaws.
Better than last year out at this map, so perhaps I'm learning how to deal with this particular map and the challenges it presents.
orienteering 26:24  2.78 mi (9:30 / mi) +77m 8:45 / mi
Sam and Jeff were going out and running a second course after finishing the Red, and since I was bumming a ride with Jeff after the meet I decided to follow suit. I ran the Green and although I had been out in the woods already I still made some mistakes. On the way to 6 I ran through the swamp just to see what it was like (not a great choice) and on the way to 8, I got confused by a greatly expanded swamp (active beavers?) and lost some time figuring out where I was.
all in all glad that I went out again and got in another session in the morning.
orienteering 19:51  1.52 mi (13:04 / mi) +23m 12:28 / mi
Sam had organized a junior training for the NEOC juniors that were interested. She set out a set of puzzle pieces at various control locations, and the juniors had the task of finding the controls, retrieving the puzzle pieces and then working as a group to complete the puzzle. I helped set out a set of pieces, including looping back on my trail to find the one piece that I accidentally dropped as I was running through the woods.
orienteering 56:02  3.22 mi (17:24 / mi) +83m 16:07 / mi
Playing around in Lynn woods in the rain. Test running for the US champs in October and then later exploring the map with Ed. Woods were wet and thick in places. The arena area for the middle is going to make for fantastic spectating.
Trail run 7:38  0.83 mi (9:12 / mi) +42m 7:57 / mi
Running up to the stone tower (depicted on the bulletin) to meet Ed. Too much running today and too much rain, leads to uncomfortable chafing.
After our jaunt on the map we stopped at a german/european sausage shop where Ed bought the entire meat counter and a jar of imported Nutella. The imported kind tastes and feels different (and I think better, but that's because of my formative memories eating nutella overseas).