Running warm up/down (Trail) 5:00  0.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
DVOA's Fox Chase at Fair Hill State Park, MD. I ran red and probably ate too much the day before. I warmed-up with Peggy on the way to the start, then back and forth a bit till it was time to go.
Orienteering race (Foot) 1:05:57  *** 8.4 km (7:51 / km) +350m 6:30 / km
DVOA's Fox Chase at Fair Hill State Park, MD. I ran the Red course and felt surprisingly well as I started off. My concentration was good most of the way. I had got caught up in the green just a bit going the short way to #1. I couldn't count the trails that I passed on the way to #5, I changed my route mid-way to #9 for some lost time, and I misread the map going to #20 (expecting a root stock). At the end, I couldn't help thinking not to run too hard so that I'd have enough for the sprint. I made relatively few errors which always helps. The other M45+'s didn't have great days or ran Blue. It was nice to do reasonably well while still being a bit out of shape.
Orienteering (Foot) 16:32  *** 2.7 km (6:07 / km) +60m 5:31 / km
DVOA's Fox Chase at Fair Hill State Park, MD. After a break, I ambled over to do the sprint. I ran this pretty well both in execution and effort. I certainly felt being tired from already racing 8.4K. While waiting for the start, several friends were there. Pavlina Brautigam watched Max for Peggy and I. Bradley Hutchison was there. Peggy took off ahead of me about a minute. I was followed by Cristina Luis and then Daniel Schaublin. I caught Peggy on the way to #4 and went straight to most things. Leaving #6 I passed Susie Dewitt. Still on the way to #7, I was looking for a rootstock on the left side of the trail. I never saw it so I got worried about being off. In reality I was on target. When I saw a bunch of people going from my left at a root stock to my right, I thought I must have been off so I veered away toward them. After I got there and found nothing, I turned back and saw it. Susie got there ahead of me and I lost about 30 seconds. On the climb back, I didn't read the route to the right until already committed going the longer way to the left. I passed Rick Dewitt going down to #10. It was fun but I havent' trained enough to be running fast yet.