FR = 3.87 miles with 201 m climb
A little flustered at the start because the obvious route choice was back through the start, or at least climbing the short steep embankment out of the start to the road. I hate doing stuff in front of people, but I sucked it up, rolled my eyes at Sam, and then I went to the road. Clean from S-1-2-3, and while I didn’t nail 4, I knew where I was when I made the choice to go left. I felt like I was in between, and it was a toss-up which direction the reentrant was in. In retrospect, I was right on line. About 4 minutes lost.
Motoring along well from 5-6, and then the first 2/3 of 6-7, when I lost concentration and 20 minutes. Gathered myself once I was able to relocate from the rocks on the hill next to the trail, and finally found 7. Clean the rest of the way in. I think if I could ever have one control back, it would be this one. Likely a case of this disappointment being fresher in my mind than past disappointments…
Second to Barb in F55 for the second day, and overall, and 22/55 on Brown for Day 2, and overall 20/60. I’ll take it, and anything really is a win after the last few difficult years, but my competitive side wishes I was a wee bit higher up the list.
Dinner was carry out from Pizza Villa, where I asked for light on the sauce, and it was perfect! Cookies at the hotel for desert. Yum!
Day 3 of 4 in the bank, except a little more broken...blister on the bottom of the right heel and right big toe. Black shoes worked better, but the socks I wore were too loose. I has pulled something below my right ankle when I stepped into a hole. Also, a side branch poked me in the left shim, and I have a nice hematoma and bruising. Debating whether to go out tomorrow or not.
I was invited to join with Dave Webber of
HVO, and Paul Regan of UNO, formerly of HVO, for the Extreme-O tomorrow. I think they are afraid to let me go out by myself. :) For whatever reason they took pity on me, I appreciate it, because going with someone should be more fun than going solo. I don't want to hold them up though, which I would feel like I would do even if I wasn't a bit beat up. I guess I'll see how I feel in the morning.