Orienteering race 1:12:51  **** 7.7 km (9:28 / km) +70m 9:03 / km
13c shoes: Icebug olx
Georgia U.S. Champs, M60+ Green Long. Late start and the heat was definitely on. Not much of a warm-up, a 10 minute jog. Had trouble finding #1, but I still think my route choice was good. Following the trail from the start, I left it where it crossed the ditch and headed southeast, past the corner of the campground, then hit the road just where it entered the green. Attacked from the field just after the T, and no control in sight. Thrash ensued. A 16-minute control, way too long. #2 was fine, 3 got in the marsh too high and came down to the spur, 4 no problem. #5 was fun. I followed the road all the way to the sharp bend before the river and came down along the veg boundary to the beaver dam, crossed the stream just after that and there it was. Failed to cross the road at first after the radio control, then got my head back into gear. Or not. Out of #7 I forgot which control I was going to, navigated perfectly and spiked the control, but it was #11. Still, a decent attack point for #8. To 9 I ran along the embankment on the S side of the stream, then crossed at the fork and went up the spur and directly over the summit of the hill. Good thing, because the control area was confusing. Then back to 11, been there done that, took a good line to 12 but felt slow on the run-up, kept checking the map to make sure it was right-side up. Third place finish.