Had a pretty good race. Very careful in the detailed terrain where gypsum was mined leaving piles and pits everywhere. On the last control I made a small parallel error searching a depression just off the main trail. Quickly recovered, lost about 1 min. Happy with my course.
The usual w Carl. Pretty warm. Spent the entire day getting ready to head up to the Canadian Maritimes (NB, NS, and PEI) for the COCs. Looking forward to seeing a new place and to running in the Bay of Fundy on the Sea Floor. Bucket List item. Hope to take photos while on course since I won't be particularly competitive anyway.
Went with 2 groups at the Dartmouth team building program, this time for the FO&M department. Walked the course 4 times. Feet were pretty tired and legs were stiff by the end with a day that went from 6:46 am to 6:15 pm. Fun to see beginners work out the skills and work together to achieve their goal. My second group WON today which is surprising because their route choice for the course was terrible, but from control-to-control was surprisingly good.
Most of them really enjoyed it, so I was happy to be a part of it.
Ran the Orange Course at the Catamount Trail Running Series. This is the nearly flat, gravel road that they use when rain has made a quagmire out of the regular trails. Temps were in low 70s, which was good, but the humidity felt like 90%, which was not good. I managed to "run" all of it without stopping though. Why is it still so hard? Probably doesn't help that my weight is on the high side of my normal range. Boo.
The usual w Carl, except that we walked to the Town Hall to pay our taxes, then over to the library to check out the rain garden after the deluge we had this morning, then returned home via the school, new neighborhood and rec path. The beavers are building a dam under the bridge at the end of our street. Makes for an interesting pause to check out the progress each day. We really should call the town and report it before the next flood comes along and washes the bridge out.
Walked Butternut w KM and PS. Haven't gathered with friends to walk there in months. With KH gone to Australia, all of her social director influences have left the rest of us spinning around in our own little worlds. Will be so glad when she returns in September!