Orienteering3:07:08 8.93 mi (20:57 / mi) +427m18:15 / mi ahr:117 max:161 weight:176lbs
Billygoat at Letchworth (West) - at least I earned a shirt.
Started out OK with a fairly open run to C1 with lots of visibility to keep an eye on others. Held up OK over the next several controls although the steep hills and uneven terrain slowed me more than others in some sections, including getting caught in some muck on the way to C7. Was near Kickstand going to C8 and I hadn't seriously considered skips, thinking I would wait for 15 or 26, when we saw the folks on the road leaving 8 clearly bound for 10A and we decided that looked pretty good. I was missing C11 a bit left, but saw the bridge and corrected and C12 was easy.
Then I struggled - was alone and didn't pay enough attention on the way to C13 - thought I was past the tower, so went around a marsh and realized the tower was still in front of me, then I left it at a bad angle and had to bail to the trail where I made a very poor decision to go straight and left of the pond, taking the aid station out of play. That did not seem like a bad idea at the time, but it was as the lack of water/gatorade slowed me dramatically later on.
Heading to C14, I got distracted by all of the people that were leaving C15 and ventured well off course. After that the navigation was mostly good, but I had to walk most of the uneven stuff. I did get fooled by C16, staying one tier too high and I missed a bit right on C18. Mark Salas got by me on the uneven stuff leading to C23, but I was in no mood to race at that point and just shuffled in.
Map Hike25:45 0.84 mi (30:39 / mi) ahr:107 max:151
Picked up just two controls as I wasn't sure how much ground I could cover.
Biking1:49:23 28.36 mi (3:51 / mi) +273m3:45 / mi ahr:133 max:193 weight:175lbs
First outdoor ride and first RBC ride since my Achille's injury last June. Everyone was doing the 28 mile loop, so I had to that, which probably would have been fine except we hit the Fuhrman hill five miles in which made the rest of the ride feel longer. Leaders waited at the end of Fuhrman and again around 11 miles in. I was in the back for most of that time, but then a slower pace started in back and I thought I could catch the next two riders, but could not, so I was alone the rest of the way.
Shuffling56:46 4.5 mi (12:37 / mi) +82m11:56 / mi ahr:147 max:166 weight:177lbs
Wanted to go a little longer, so I just jogged one song then walked 45 seconds. Had a nice industrial mix on courtesy of Prime, so caught some KMFDM, NIN, Skinny Puppy, etc. for a nice change of pace. Ran from the Big Field, so lots of the little ups and downs in the Big Woods and Whiting.