Very nice Brown course at the Combat Village event. I had only seen two of the controls during the previous day's hanging and both from completely different directions so didn't feel like I had any advantage.
My orienteering was decent - pretty confident most of the time although I didn't always hold the line I wanted but was reading the terrain well so not a problem. Only a couple of hesitations and only off by less than a couple of meters a few times.
Unfortunately, all attempts at running were short lived either because I would trip and fall (took two good ones), there was too much deadfall that I had trouble getting over or around or because after about 150-200 meters I would be totally out of breath. Need to work on that.
map hiking11:32 0.42 mi (27:23 / mi) +18m24:10 / mi ahr:117 max:132
Planned an O weekend in QOC land and while tempted a few times, did not wuss out in light of the cold temperatures. The plan was to do some training with Valerie at Prince William on Saturday afternoon, go out to dinner Saturday night with Valerie and Roger, and then run a course at the QOC Combat Village event on Sunday. Got a last minute request to help hang epunches on Saturday so Valerie and I did that instead of the training at PWF. We did 3 loops, the second one on our own doing two different clusters, the first and last together.
First loop: Forgot to start my watch until after hanging both controls on the loop.
map hiking17:41 1.18 mi (14:59 / mi) +18m14:18 / mi ahr:116 max:137
Second loop: again, forgot to start the watch until both controls on the loop were hung, but then also forgot to stop it for a bit once in the car.
map hiking1:38:37 2.88 mi (34:14 / mi) +67m31:56 / mi ahr:117 max:144
Third loop: spent a lot of time figuring out how to cross the creeks without getting our feet wet! Finally found a log to cross on the last one and Valerie found a place where she could jump across, but both landed us on an earth bank surrounded by prickers. Valerie took one for the team and forced a way through. Painful. Literally.
strength & stretching1:00:11 0.64 mi (1:34:02 / mi) +1m1:33:35 / mi ahr:104 max:128
We cancelled TNT this evening; roads icy so Bob didn't want to come and then I wasn't really looking forward to being outside in the cold. Karl got out on his own. I almost wimped out and did nothing then decided that was unacceptable. So it was 20 minutes up and down the stairs and then 40 minutes of core DVD.
Unfortunately I made a big pot of chili and ate way more than I should have. Need to be a little better about sticking to the eating plan.