Orienteering race 54:54  *** 4.1 km (13:23 / km) +150m 11:19 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
Georgia Navigator Cup Day 2 Brown. I was first in my age group both days, also first overall on Brown, but I'm not happy with my performance. Today, two 5-min errors, so easily avoided! In both cases, I had a solid plan and was right on route when I was distracted by a control not on my course, thinking it was what I was going for. If I had just stopped and checked what direction it was in, I would have been able to ignore it. But instead I assumed it was right and I was wrong (and lucky!). Both times, I couldn't guess the control's actual location on the map after I got there, so I backtracked to relocate, and eventually got back on the originally planned route, losing 5 min in the process.
Like yesterday, the woods were fast and open, great for running. And yeah, I ran. It's clear that I lose some cognition when I go fast. My thinking gets muddled, and what's insidious about it is I'm too impaired to even be aware there's a problem. In fact, running fast is kind of euphoric, so I don't sense the danger.