trail running 6:03 1.01 km (5:58 / km)
ahr:126 max:142 weight:141lbs shoes: x-talon 212 #2
WCOC meet at Stratton Brook in Simsbury, CT, produced by George and Lyn. Perfect day for hanging out, a little warm for running (low70s) but not bad.
Down to the pond and back to warm up. Heels still sore, added heel cushions today, perhaps that will help. Did decide to skip the Northern Nipmuck trail race (16 miles), partly because of the warmth, but mainly because I figured it wouldn't do good things to the heels. Not that the orienteering did, but NN would have been a lot worse.
Nice vibes, visits with several friends. Got an update from Charlie and JJ on the latest activities of the Grievance Committee, whose motto is (and rightly so) "Get a Life," a phrase that should be remembered whenever folks in our sport, present party included, launch off into some strenuous argument about something that, really, is pretty unimportant.
Also helped George out just a little processing people at the start/finish. There has to be an easier way to get the e-punch info on the computer, plus backup hard copy. Do folks just dispense with the backup and hope the computer doesn't fail? I would think that you should be able to just stick your e-punch in one of the boxes and it would read your name and club and age and gender and year of birth, and whatever, like an ATM card, but I guess it doesn't work that way.
And if it did, I'm sure we would have folks complaining about privacy.... :-)
orienteering 15:09 2.22 km (6:50 / km)
ahr:152 max:166 shoes: x-talon 212 #2
First sprint, the Fox.
Not so bad. A little bobble coming into #6, otherwise OK. Nice course and woods.
orienteering 13:58 1.87 km (7:29 / km)
ahr:152 max:165 shoes: x-talon 212 #2
Second sprint, the Hounds. Anyone who did them in the other order did them wrong, because the fox always goes out before the hounds, not after them.
Just on problem, a little loop before #10, the map needs a little adjusting, and since it didn't make sense, I took a little extra time to be sure.
My 305 route at the end is totally bogus. Assuming that my 305 is not significantly less accurate than other 305s, then I feel sorry for folks who assume, when they're not sure where they've gone, that their 305's track is the gospel. It ain't. Just like the speed readings, the heart rate readings, and the elevation reading. Fine a lot of the time, bogus at other times.
The 305 is nice entertainment. It's not reliable high tech.
orienteering 29:35 3.77 km (7:51 / km)
ahr:147 max:167 shoes: x-talon 212 #2
And then the score O course, 30 controls, the 22 that were used for the sprints and 8 new ones. Half were colored red, half were green, and the rule was you had to alternate colors. That added quite a bit of spice!
OK run, getting a little tired, not sure if I had the best route for the last bunch of controls but it wasn't too bad.
Except I never saw the two controls in the NE corner, so I only got 28 of them. Oh, well, it's just practice.