Saturday: operative word was "hot". B minus run due to #8. Haven't seen splits but it felt like maybe a minute lost - do not have mastery of ISSOM symbols & certain significances, esp. as applies to campus/cities with large &/or complicated buildings as well as walls - where a cul-de-sac etc could cost critical time. On #8, ran more or less under the control! So a bit disappointed - about 2' behind PG, within a minute would have been of satisfaction. Distance a guess.
1 - ok but stairs/gray need more facile interpretation - don't know what gray indicates & no legend readily available - esp not at this picnic table at WPR where I'm writing. Maybe at start area earlier - but maybe for TT, ISSOM is familiar but there were a lot who would have benefited from this info.
4 - not sure of what feature was but could see control thru fence; spending extra seconds knowing what the feature is & where it is might very well save time - tend to run to feature in the center of the circle, not necessarily knowing what exactly it is - usually get away with it.
5 similar - ran to center of circle yet not knowing what I was looking for & where; in my case, control descriptions needed to have been more readily available (were on shorts at waist lvl, no shirt on)
8 - was not able to read map, potential for 3-dimensional situation/confusion
10 - had already driven thru the tunnel 2x looking for meet site, so could figure it out!
Right hamstring disgruntled at requests made of it
7 to 8:
oops, pic omits top of tunnel - ran to its end, saw the light of day & wide open spaces (on a 1/4000 map) and thought "uh oh". Turned around and found a staircase before oblivion set in. Can see depression tic line on map but making the appropriate observations OOB in the heat is another process.
No FR route for some reason....
Dropped Beth off at WPR about 10:30 with plan of a 10 mi hike with O map. Went over a route, plan was to meet at XC center at 5p. Stopped at office before heading off to learn that shelter 6 was available. Was avail yesterday am but being a mile walk, I wasn't interested. After driving some 10 mi away on way to Liberty Corner, decided a license to park in WPR was worth something, called, but it was gone. Today it was available - last minute Memorial Day weekend camping is not likely, I was reminded. Last night's $108 room was fine but nowhere near as nice as this moment at a picnic table, breeze, sun, green & shelter waiting, located on O map.
Spent some 90' looking for meet locale @ SUNY Purchase! Arrived before signs, went to main campus. Asked a campus police officer who had no clue. Went to the admin police office, still no. Asked some students at a bus stop re wifi (campus quiet, between sessions). Even provided a password but no luck. Finally approached a group of 30+ visiting musicians (clueless) but they pointed out a woman who might be able to help. No wifi signal adjacent to the Performing Arts center but she took me to her office for a hardwired computer. Nearly 5' later we found the crucial words: "PhysEd building parking lot" and she provided a campus map. Some runners said there was a late-posted map but, interestingly enough, we did not see in our complete perusal (so I thought). An addition to the annals of finding the start triangle.
Under Father Time and too hot for a shirt