Orienteering 1:29:27  *** 6.2 km (14:26 / km) +245m 12:03 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: Icebug Spikes
West Point Long Distance - Green Y course on the Turkey Mountain map. I was anticipating brutality and the course delivered. But I actually enjoyed it in a sort of masochistic way. I made a mental error enroute to #2 when I looked at the map and started the leg heading for #9 (which was directly on the straight line between 1 and 2 - a course setting no-no). Fortunately, it only cost me a couple of minutes. Had I read the map properly, I would have taken a left-hand route instead of the right-hand option around the swamp. Also turned up the wrong re-entrant heading for #3. I got drawn off by some other runners eventhough I knew I was making a mistake. Ran right across a big black snake in there in a bed of blueberries.
The leg from 6-7 looked murderous on the map but was more runnable than I expected and gave me no problem. Given all the warnings regarding blueberries and low vegetation, conditions were actually a little better than I expected.
Finished the weekend with no injuries though I need to figure out what is going on with my right knee. It has been giving me problems for the past couple months. Hoping it is just some tendonitis.