Running 55:34  7.06 mi (7:52 / mi) +100m 7:32 / mi
Easyish run around Bridle Trails. I left my vintage 2005 Team USA jacket at the start of the loop, and when I came back around it was gone :(
I've known for a long time that my orienteering Achilles heel is the fact that my compass and I don't get along as well as we should. I suspect this is due to some combination of WIOL/my dad (by necessity) emphasizing map reading over compass skills, the nature of Puget Sound terrain, and my own laziness and complacency.
We see the inconsistent nature of my compasswork exemplified by legs 3 and 4 of the TT middle. 2-3: bad bearing, substantially left of intended. 3-4: straightforward compass leg through bland white hillside; good bearing, spiked. The difference? Being sure of the exit direction, avoiding the hurry-hurry-hurry "sprint" mindset which it is in my nature to adopt, and above all having a plan. Even a bad plan, like "take a careful bearing and see what happens," is better than no plan at all.