Orienteering race 1:26:47*** 5.21 mi (16:39 / mi) +427m13:17 / mi ahr:153 max:168 spiked:11/14c shoes: Blue Xtalon 2017
Meet 17 Race 22 Yellowwood Red 7.3 km
A well-set course by Jerry Lyons. Probably one of my better and most enjoyable trips to Yellowwood. Perfect weather, barely green, and well focused. Thought barely about my foot and mostly where I was going. Took 15-20 s very slow/stop points to make solid, executable plans on a couple of the legs that helped me keep better flow through the run. Had a bit of uncertainty on the way to 13 and botched the short leg to 14 by not taking the certain route by cutting to one of the intersecting trails. Still, only 3 min lost.
Control clearing/setup1:09:42 2.96 mi (23:33 / mi) +182m19:46 / mi ahr:132 max:162 7c shoes: Saucony Guide 10 Late 2017
Warmup-down4:52 0.42 mi (11:35 / mi) +4m11:16 / mi ahr:114 max:131
Orienteering race 1:41:29**** 9.95 km (10:12 / km) +87m9:47 / km ahr:139 max:164 spiked:7/18c shoes: Blue Xtalon 2017
SMOC Waterloo HQ Red 7.4
A bit of a hack job. On in places but had a hard time tuning in. The small depressions are just not (and this is not even vaguely a complaint, I love this terrain and Igor set a very nice course). Tentative on 2-4, better 5-6, 7 was a mess. I didn't think the mapped reentrants were very obvious from the hillside with 6 and so I went to the very obvious saddle reentrant halfway to 8 setting up a goose chase. 9 fine, 10 decently saved after drifting to cairn-land. 11 was a big problem as I let myself drift too far S and got engulfed by the honeysuckle. Found 14 to be quite confusing, approached from the W side of the nasty looking marsh and lost track of the terrain. Chose the N road/field route to 15; Aragorn was right that back to the start then N was the best plan but mine wasn't aweful. Getting tired so slower to 16 then overshot 17. This was a very tricky control that should have had me just lock onto my compass and plod to avoid a potentially big mistake (one day, I will learn this)
The biggest lesson: don't do a long run the day before OR get much fitter. One of these is operationally easier.
Orienteering1:39:24**** 4.84 mi (20:32 / mi) +133m18:56 / mi ahr:125 max:159 spiked:3/11c shoes: Blue Xtalon 2017
A really solid training course on some prime real estate (thanks IG) and I was very out of juice. I did ok for a leg and then had a few more that were ok in the middle.
I was not being particularly confident. I often spent extra time looking for streamers, some were there and some were not (2,4,6,9,10), and it should not have mattered. I anticipate us trying this course again backwards in a 3-4 weeks.