orienteering 33:46  2.15 mi (15:42 / mi) +277ft 14:00 / mi
Brown course at Earls Trails from last May. Went with now lavender-tressed Julia. She did the Green course, which was more than I wanted/needed, plus I had Phil's time from a couple of days ago (37:10) as a target. :-)
A+ for navigation. Only had one instance of being off my line and corrected immediately. The virtue of using a compass properly and frequently, a skill that seems seldom used or appreciated.
B for physical effort. Would have been an A+ except I fell once, not supposed to do that. Was going down the steep but short hill on the way to #2, being careful, when my feet went right out from under me and I was on my back before I knew it. Must have been ice under the leaves. A rather hard landing, but at least it felt jarring more so than damaging. Didn't notice it during the rest of the course, which is a good sign, but it feels a little sore now.
Otherwise the effort was good, though I seemed to run out of gas about halfway. Right about where the course changed from going down to going up. But at least I am managing to run some.
Julia is planning a second training this evening, rollerblading at the mall. I think I'll show some common sense and pass.