Click here for my Mt. Penn '05, M21-45 map.
Alot of people like this map, but it is not one of
my favorites. I think it looks physical, and I think
it is more physical than it looks: rock, laurel, and
lines. It seems like an injury waiting to happen, and
I always come home pretty banged up. The physicalness
seems to detract from what I enjoy the most about orienteering,
navigation and execution at max speed. The problem is that
it is frustrating here as I can never run close to max due
to the terrain, and I'm not at all tired when I finish. (And
if I had a nickel for every time I've climbed that rocky
hillside, I would not need to get a job).
Well anyway, I had a decent run today. I was under 9min/k,
and I think anything under 10 is a victory for me at this
place. I tried to take choices that were less physical
where possible -- I doubt they were faster (for me), but
they certainly were more pleasant.