Orienteering race (Stratton Brook Red) 41:18 3.57 mi (11:34 / mi) +115m10:31 / mi ahr:137 max:164 spiked:16/17c rhr:52 slept:6.75 shoes: Bondi B
42F, overcast. Got to Stratton Brook with Hayden and realized I forgot my shoes. So ran both courses in holey, bald Hokas with peeling soles - not so good for sidehilling on steep slopes. Decent run, only major problem was on 16 where I hit the depression feature spot on, didn't see flag in the pine saplings and decided I needed to look for a smaller depression to the left. Didn't go too far before decided I must have been correct to begin with and turned back to grab it. Good enough for top spot on the day, though I could have been faster/stronger on hills.
Orienteering race (Stratton Brook Yellow) 21:27 2.11 mi (10:10 / mi) +71m9:13 / mi ahr:151 max:168 spiked:7/8c shoes: Bondi B
Elected to go out and do a 2nd course (yellow) for sprint training, but it was a full woods run so not quite the same. For some reason, leaving #5 I went straight into the woods, not a bad plan of action, but my brain went into daydream mode. I have no idea what i was thinking about, but it wasn't orienteering. Found myself cruising along, passing some other folks, then looked to my left to see the rail trail & stream and asked myself what the hell I was doing down here, so far off my original plan. Easy correction back uphill to #6, but certainly the long way around. But still clear of the next best split by 1:48. Good for another 'win', but that really wasn't the point of running this course. Legs pleasantly thrashed afterwards. Started watch late, stopped late so track is whacked.
Run - Road30:21 3.79 mi (8:01 / mi) +139m7:11 / mi ahr:135 max:162 rhr:52 slept:7.0 weight:165.8lbs shoes: Conquest 2014
42F, waning moon... Modified the previous Bonair Hill route slightly to go to the height of land on Grahaber both coming and going in order to pick up the Strava segments. Nice night, sans lights except to indicate presence to a handful of oncoming cars. Off to Portland this evening to fetch Anna for a long weekend vist.
Run - Trail tempo (2.9) 45:58 4.78 mi (9:37 / mi) +156m8:44 / mi ahr:134 max:179 weight:168.6lbs shoes: 285 Roclite C
40F, running into the sun. Powerline threshold run. Warmup to Grahaber, then hard to lake. Easy cruise back on road, mostly dirt. Need to break out the first part of this as a separate run and use it as a benchmark. Hilly, rocky but runnable, a few quags, a few mires, finishing with a downhill flourish.