Orienteering 57:00  6.0 km (9:30 / km) +158m 8:24 / km
18c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s
We need to have a fundraiser to bring GSwede back to the US, because it turns out his Spanish friends hate him. A diabolical Spaniard designed this middle distance on Polebrook, and it was a mix of glorious running in open woods and mortal combat with mountain laurel. It turns out getting hit by frozen mountain laurel branches, especially in sensitive bits, is not fun.
The mountain laurel battles were so heated that they stopped my watch a few times; I think the total time was actually 5700 with about 6 km distance. I had some fun back-and-forths with Peter Z, and I saw Albina, KPop, and GSwede and KSwede occasionally. GSwede powered past me during the green battle to control 6 (split 8) to my chagrin. About 1-2 cm of snow fell during our run, and the temperature was around -4 C.