Running warm up/down (Warm-up) 10:00  0.8 km (12:30 / km) +60m 9:05 / km
Jogging from the USMAOC West Point meet bus drop-off to the start. Peggy and I were once again confused on timing and missed the adjusted start.
Orienteering race (Foot) 1:25:04  *** 8.64 km (9:51 / km) +405m 7:59 / km
Day 2 of the USMOC West Point Meet in NY on the Deep Hollow map. With another late and rushed start but a clearing day, I felt better. Though billed as a tougher day than Day 1 due to the climb, I thought it was a little easier--perhaps it was the weather. I made two main errors when not being careful running over ridges to controls on the other sides--#'s 2 and 6. Just as I recovered at #6, Andy Hall caught me. I had chaned my start time to avoid running a close race with Spike who's starting time was originally right behind mine on both days but ended-up running a close race with Andy from 6 through the finish; similar to what happened to me and Spike in Ohio. I felt I pulled my weight getting to some controls first. Andy paused less than I and his presence pushed me to run harder, perhaps straighter. Neither of us could pull away from the other enough. For the weekend with both races combined I managed to luck into winning M40+. This I attribute to some DNF's, others running-up on Blue, and errors others made. I hadn't even known I had won +M40 on Day 1 until after finishing Day 2. Winning anything in the NE is new to me so I guess I need to take it anyway I can get it... Several M45's and older beat my times both days so next year when I'm in that category it won't get much easier. See the Split List.