Boo. Throat just got more and more sore last night, and sleeping didn't cure it. I woke up and took my resting HR, it's up near 60. And some of that certainly is just racing 2 days in a row, but asking for advice at b-fast (PG+BP), there was agreement that it doesn't do me any good to race a super-long race in the rain today. Especially as it's the day before a red-eye to Europe. So, drinking tea and chilling...
Running11:24 1.17 mi (9:45 / mi) +7m9:34 / mi ahr:133 max:154
Orienteering43:24 3.86 mi (11:15 / mi) +160m9:58 / mi ahr:174 max:183 18c
US Relay Champs @ Mt. Airy
Woo for CSU win! A great battle again with DVOA, this year not quite as close as the always-within-30s or so of last year. Ian had a good gap over Vadim after leg 1, Alex fought hard to not give much to Nate O, so I went out with maybe 1.30 lead on Clem. That reduced to maybe a minute when I saw him before the big long leg of the course, ok, Ali, time to bring it!! I hoped, hoped, hoped I made the right route choice, and was happy when I didn't see Clem at the far end of the long leg...
I gained some on that leg and didn't lose too much (I bet he gained though) in the little detailed green depression section to hand off to Kenny with a 1.40 gap over Wyatt. Nikolay destroyed it though, over 2 min up!
Hard running, surprised to be so much in L5, but maybe that's related to illness...
Ug, terrible level of training. Work-overwhelmed. Gave a hopefully good talk at UVa/NRAO though yesterday, and was definitely very good to talk with lots of other astronomers there. Hopefully I am really 100% over illness at least!! (Or this weekend might kill me...)
Orienteering55:45 4.59 mi (12:09 / mi) +281m10:12 / mi 17c
US Night-o Champs by OCIN @ Mt. Airy
A good race, a fumble at 2 (didn't see the ditch that's mostly under the number 2, but really, I shouldn't have been there anyways) and a not-excellent route to 13. Other than that, pretty straight and sure, and tried to keep up the running fast! I was happy to beat all the guys on a long leg we shared. =) My throat was a bit surprised by the effort, a bit wheezy from recent illness.
Rollerskiing31:02 3.51 mi (8:50 / mi) +40m8:32 / mi ahr:119 max:162
Baby specific strength workout. Bundled the heck up (high temp was 36 today, I'm going to have to get tougher) and headed out. Super-easy, just 4x triceps and single-stick, and twice full double-pole. Just don't want the arms to totally lose their strength as I have a week and a half of traveling ahead, probably with little chance to rollerski (but maybe in OCINland?)