Orienteering 3:19:55  13.71 km (14:35 / km) +199m 13:36 / km
ahr:99 max:124 shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235
Adventure race at Ft. Leavenworth. I knew I needed to do the shooting, canoing, and puzzling early, since it might be closed by the time I got back into the area. I picked up a few controls, then hit the paintball adventure. Since I was wearing a contact in my right eye, it messed up my depth perception a bit. Also, I hadn't shot a gun of any kind in a really long time, but after a little practice sighting in, I got my five paint cans.
I picked up a couple more controls and went to Lake Smith. Both the canoe and kayak were out, so I waited. I've been in lots of canoes, but never been in a kayak. Since I was solo, they wanted me to take the kayak. When the guy got in with the kayak, he was showing me how to get out of one, and he dumped and broke the paddle in half. So I went out in the kayak with half a paddle. But it was ok. Then I went for the basketball shooting, and I was really bad at that. Afterwards, I did my puzzle which was more in my area of expertise. After that, everything else was orienteering.
I picked off all the controls. A few were in high grass, and I fell once on some slick mud. Also I shortcutted with a trail that was really wet from about seven inches of rain in the last two days. Finally, I had two controls to go. Trouble. No. 4 was in lots of nasty brush, and I looked all over for it on the concrete spillway. In the process I dropped my map, then tried retracing my steps to find it, but couldn't, so I decided to go on, since I only had one more control, the Buffalo Soldier Monument, and I knew where that was. Then I saw No. 4. So I fought my way back up the hill, and reeled it back in in a thicket of poison ivy, and went on my way to No. 1 and the finish. And today I qualified for my jersey, and ate a hot dog and a cookie.
Lots of fun.