Orienteering race 58:45*** 3.46 km (16:58 / km) +63m15:33 / km ahr:127 max:159 spiked:11/11c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
2.8 km 80m climb Brown course at GREEN Lane Park (and I mean green, tho it wasn't usually spiky), set by Glen. I got there early so I could take over registration such that John G could go out and enjoy the woods too.
Day started out foggy at home, then showers on the way to the site, but it stopped by the time I arrived about 20 minutes before first start. Sun hitting the wet woods plus high humidity anyway meant that everything fogged up--glasses and magnifier--making it hard to read detail.
It seemed like I was moving awfully slow, but other than Sam K (who did better than half my time, as his second course), I was fastest on the course. The navigation didn't seem all that difficult; just finding the less-thick paths through. I tooktrails as much as possible.
2-3 I hesitated a lot (finding open-ish woods before the actual mapped clearing), and 3 to the road I was a bit farther right than expected before the road crossing but was then where I wanted to be leaving the field beyond it. By this time I couldn't see through my glasses though I attempted to clear and use them, struggling, until I was out of the woods from 8-9.
Finished and downloaded and showed two mps. I did have to wait a long time at 1 to wake up the control, but after seeing others in the area through 3-4 I didn't think about it anymore...turned out I hadn't waited long enough to wake those other two up (5 and 11), but John kindly reinstated me. The hazards of being first finisher...
Sat at registration/download for a couple hours or so, then picked up a couple of controls (my 9 and 10) after everyone was finally in around 3:00.
Biking1:05:01 16.85 km (3:51 / km) +79m3:46 / km ahr:123 max:143 shoes: Trek DS 3 hybrid
Saucon Rail Trail, from Living Memorial Park near the south terminus to Bingen Road just past Reading Drive parking, and back.
I wore a heart rate strap, so those readings should be better than usual.
Took narrow path through woods on the way back; I think it's a walking loop (gravel, slightly coarser than what's on the rail trail) but it didn't say no bicycles so I went. One dog-walker who had her dog under control (as did all the others I encountered, but I encountered mostly other bikers).
And a very large fungus growing by a large tree. Glen said he saw some of these at Green Lane too.