WCOC sprint at Huntington SP in Redding, CT, orchestrated by Joe B (with help from Pavlina), added on to part 3 of his Du-O series (4-hour score-Os, half foot-O, half MTB O), all team fundraisers!
Rain all day, heavy at times. I was planning to drive down with Phil, which was just as good because otherwise I might not have gone, and it turned out to be a fine day, perhaps with exception of my post-orienteering diet which consisted of a quart of chocolate milk, a bag of chips, and one of my special bacon double cheeseburgers on whole wheat bread (hold the bacon, hold the cheese, hold the burger), so that by the time I got back to Sunderland I was still feeling a bit bloated.
By a fine day, I don't mean that my orienteering was sharp, just that a couple of hours of orienteering in the rain turned out to be very pleasant, a sense that the elements were conspiring against me -- rain, wind, lots of puddles, slippery -- but as long as I did no damage to myself, it was a lot better than spending the day inside. And I don't think I did any damage, no bad spills, no ankle rolling. So a fine day.
But my orienteering certainly was not sharp. I seemed to have trouble reading the map on the run, though I think that was because the ground was on the rocky side and I was being careful not to roll my ankle. And my legs seemed to not have much zip either. So it was a very pedestrian trip around the course. Oh, well....