Much of it on our backs or stomachs, plus a bit of upright moves.
Shoulders sore and hip points tender from my three point landing yesterday at the Score O (tripped over a campground parking lot concrete stop, of all things, as I'd been warily scanning trails for rocks and such...let my guard down while I checked the map; fell on my chest and hips, scraping belly, hips, and right thigh!).
Orienteering race (Score O) 1:46:38*** 8.98 km (11:52 / km) +244m10:27 / km ahr:128 max:153 spiked:13/13c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
French Creek North score O set by Fred Reed et al. Mass start with no time to preview the map before start was called. Started at 11:00 when it was about 50 degrees; it was 55-56 when we left. Another beautiful November exercise day!
After looking at the spread of controls and noting most of the higher pointers were over the mountain, I made a choice to stay on the south side. Got all the ones south of the line of 34-45-57 (including those three), but pointswise I think a better idea might have been to do the west side controls and see how many others I could get on the way back (ie, head towards 66, 54, 64, and decide when to head back; if I had time for 59-50-40-45-48-32...). Dunno though; more off-trail navigation was required there.
Anyway, I enjoyed the route I took and most contrrols weren't far from trails; I got 49 points. Did a loop: 32-48-57-44-43-67-31-36-42-37 (then I passed by finish with 40 minutes to go so realized I had time to go for) 34-47-35 and in.
Hiking10:53** 0.68 km (16:06 / km) +2m15:52 / km ahr:110 max:133 shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Control pickup, #48, including pouring out partial water jugs and crushing bottles.
Hiking6:40 0.4 km (16:35 / km) +17m13:40 / km ahr:119 max:136 shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300
Tornado warnings last night (but no tornado), and heavy rain; almost 3" in a few hours. Retention "rain garden" out back is fuller than we've seen it. Eventually the builder will arrange for properly draining retention basins, but they're still building so it won't get done until next spring.
Later in the day I planted spring bulbs (maybe a week or so later than optimal, but we'll see what sprouts) around the front garden, and sweated a bunch in the 70 degree humidity. Daffodils, 2 kinds of narcissus, and squills (Siberian and Lebanon).
Walk/Jog50:22 5.46 km (9:14 / km) +95m8:30 / km ahr:132 max:150 shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime
Went with Glen to Woodland Hills Preserve, a local parkland (defunct golf course) which he'd hiked at before but never run. Did the ~1 mile Blue inner loop first, then the ~2.4 mi Green loop next. Temp about 65 and mostly sunny.
Workers were leveling and adding gravel to another loop near parking that we figure will eventually be paved for disabled people to get out into nature.
Lots of birds flitting about near trails, especially on the longer Green trail. Some paved cart trails and pavilions still remain, along with ponds and sand traps but it's mostly rough open (mostly grasses, including some ornamental, some marsh; plus milkweed patches here and there) except for where they mow the trails. I took splits where the trail changed from grass (and mud in some low areas) to paved, thus all the splits.
Nice to be out in short sleeves at the end of October!
Walking warm up/down 13:18 0.66 km (20:09 / km) +10m18:46 / km ahr:99 max:110 shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime
Cool down walk on some of the newly graded trail, and out to visit an ex-sand trap that Glen had noticed.