Orienteering 1:15:00  6.7 km (11:12 / km) +225m 9:35 / km
spiked:12/16c slept:7.5 weight:177.5lbs
Riverbend Park, VA. Greg and Kathleen Lennon organized the setup of an informal training event in Riverbend Park. We hadn't had a race in this park since 2005 though we'd had one other training here put on by the Lennons in 2009. The map was out of date in places and one control had been mis-hung (the bio-degradable controls were hung by several people). I fell a few times as did others, tripping over brances and other hidden things. My navigation wasn't very clean but I hit most controls without a lot of loss of time. My biggest miss was #7 for which I'd somehow mis-counted big reentrants and was otherwise distracted by the map being wrong. I had to take an unscheduled nature stop too. My miss at #7 meant I had to climb the very steep river embankment 3 times instead of 2. I missed at #9 too but I think the map contours being a little off here had some to do with that. My right calf did keep me from climbing comfortably too. It hurt to walk afterward--some more rest and stretching is needed.