Orienteering race 37:13*** 4.19 km (8:53 / km) +60m8:18 / km ahr:152 max:171 spiked:8/10c shoes: X-Talon 212
Good bookends around a flawed route choice and an overshoot. I didn't want to cut around the green again via the road on leg 5, so I did trail and some cross-country. It didn't even seem like a great idea at the time but I couldn't bear doing the road a third time. Probably a bit harder course than the green.
Orienteering race 58:57*** 7.04 km (8:23 / km) +66m8:00 / km ahr:144 max:164 spiked:8/12c shoes: Saucony Progrid Wide 2
Seven Hills, Green then Brown = Red 5.6 and 3.2 k
Meet 9, Course 12
I think this was Jim Benton's first go at setting; he made nice use of the park and there were some thought provoking legs so kudos.
This was a tired attempt at a run and mistakes happened. Several were not switching to yellow light (or not thinking at that state and carefully surveying the forest). One was a drift in the green and the finish leg was poorly executed. Within all of this, I felt good about big segments of the race. It will be nice to get at least one run in sometime soon with no bugaboos. I should save any luck for the Pig.
Stick testing....seems to bring the calves in line.
Road running27:32  3.25 mi (8:29 / mi) +14m8:22 / mi shoes: Saucony Progrid Wide 2
After 4 days of pained walking and Boehner-esque wincing while climbing stairs, I decided to try to move on. A warmup on the bike, some stretching, and a slow run. The main goal was to just warm up my calves and have them be no worse afterwards.
Road running20:03  1.93 mi (10:23 / mi) +7m10:16 / mi shoes: Saucony Progrid Wide 2
And then Brenda was ready to go out for her run, so I ran along for this as well. Everything stiffened in the short interlude but improved during the run. Afterwards, we went to REI to buy The Stick for yet another way to abuse me after I abuse me.