And second challenge of the day- driving back to Amherst in Alex's car, which is standard. Woo learning to change gears, tough stuff when it's not at all natural.... But we made it (yay for EZpass and not needing to stop at toll booths!), after a stop to rescue Ed in Lee, MA. Have to admit that Alex did take over for Route 9 from Noho to Amherst, which has lots and lots of lights. I would have for sure stalled, and there's actually traffic there.
Burrito count: 2 (when we stopped in Lee to shuttle Ed to the auto parts store, also stopped for burritos!)
Hiking warm up/down 18:07 0.79 mi (22:56 / mi) +235m11:55 / mi ahr:138 max:156
Warm up hike from bottom to stop. Jogged a few flattish bits, but almost all hiking, tired-ish legs. Hammie felt tight, so wore two pairs of lycra, to make sure it started and stayed warm!
Orienteering race 1:08:59 6.9 km (10:00 / km) +250m8:28 / km ahr:160 max:177
US Classic Champs Day 2- Red Y
So after finishing, I thought my worst controls were the long legs, to 2 and 5, because my plans for those sort of went awry and had to be remade as I went because I has missed executing a bit well. But the splits show that while I lost the most time to Sam on those, it wasn't proportionally more, fairly constant slope of the time-back-to winner line, so just not as quick orienteering through this stuff in general!!
Maybe the roughest control for me was down off the Scandi-plateau, I was really nervous/hesitant to 9, could not place myself on the hillside at all, kept stopping to try to figure things out, but kept not being able, and decided the best thing to do was to keep following my compass. Should have had more faith in the flattening of the slope...
Then to 12, I lost a contact from a twig to the eye (glad it wasn't earlier!), whoops!
Also, I went through a ton of swamps today. I decided not to be scared of them, and they weren't that bad. Deepest I got was just over knee, and always really solid on the bottom, not goopy. So not fast like Scandi marshes, but not terribly slow.