Orienteering 1:26:59  ***** 7.6 km (11:27 / km) +280m 9:40 / km
Map practice on Moneyhole map 1:10,000 copy. I start off the map and have to figure out where I hit the map. This is a some relocation challenge. I enter the map in a not very defined reentrant. I hit control #1 of the world cup race on a cliff. I figure out the position, because I know it has to be a well defined position.
I follow a trail deeper into the woods. It rains, there is fog in the woods. The moss is deep green, with some magic glow. Nobody is out today, not even the bees and birds. It is quiet and beautiful.
I run and (over)read the details, focusing on map contact. After 30 minutes I switch to the sprint-o mode. I run short legs, inventing the course as I go. I pick the next 'control', simplify the navigation and check the direction. And run. It turns out to be a tough practice. The speed is so high and the focus intensive. No time for bungling or recovering after losing contact. It is constant high alert racing.
It gets dark. I run out on the next fastest trail. I see some "traitors", the yellow leaves which point out, that it is fall soon, that the summer is over. I change at the car, it is peaceful out here, no matter what. Being in the woods makes me feel good, the rain makes it even more beautiful.