Orienteering19:33*** 2.25 km (8:41 / km) +1m8:39 / km ahr:115 max:130 shoes: ASICS Gel Venture 6 (#1)
Sprint training on the U of AZ campus - a 2.2k corridor exercise. Nicely designed by Cristina, getting progressively more challenging. I did fine until near the end where there were no building edges shown in the corridor. Doubled back after taking a minute to figure it out.
Orienteering34:56*** 4.72 km (7:25 / km) ahr:129 max:167 spiked:14/20c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
Part 2 of Sprint training at U of AZ, a 3.2+k sprint course with points marked only with a pin flag or a piece of orange duct tape. Sloppy early and then a big error on 9 where I misinterpreted the description and went to a lower level than I should have (had there been full-size markers, I probably would have spotted it and not headed to the lower level). Several of the other misses would have been less severe with regular flags. Still lots of fun and good practice. Pretty long for a sprint. Another fine day, sunny and up into the 70s (but cooler while we ran).
Edit: measured straight line course length, based on the scale bar printed on the map and got about 4.0k. The 125m scale bar is 2.5cm, so the map is printed at 1:5000, even though it says 1:4000. Looks like the 3.2k is calculated as if it was 1:4000. Not a big deal, it was training, but it helps explain the 4.7k distance my GPS measured (and the time it took).
Orienteering17:57*** 1.5 km (11:59 / km) ahr:126 max:156 shoes: ASICS Gel Venture 6 (#1)
Picked up 8 controls (5 pin flags, 3 pieces of tape). Controls 13-20, but mostly in reverse order. Easier when you’re walking and you’ve been there before.