Orienteering race (Westchester Relay Leg 2) 45:10  4.3 km (10:30 / km)
shoes: Oroc 280
Cool temps, perfect for O.
I had no team, and so arrived to find I'd been paired up with Thomas L and David O to form a 3pt team. A quick intro revealed Thomas to be a young fit star in the making, and so no question he would lead off. And David was rumored to be pretty fast as well, so we put him second. And "the Leftovers" was born.
However, 10 minutes before the start, no sign of David. So I approached the timing tent to look for suggestions, at which point Ed offered "Here, we'll change you to an illegal 7 point team, Steve you run 2nd, and I'll run your 3rd leg on orange. Bada bing." Thanks Ed!
As expected, Thomas crushed the 1st leg, and so off I trudged chased by a pack of really fast people, which was fine, because they all blew by me before I'd even reached the start triangle. I was basically on my own for the entire leg.
As for my leg, chugged along slowly, but zero errors, and spiked everything. Woo! Easily my best effort of the season.
The only disappointing thing is that I had no official team. Really kind of sad that WCOC could only put together a single team. We should've had 10 teams not one.