Orienteering race 1:48:55  *** 13.51 km (8:04 / km) +466m 6:53 / km
Sage Stomp long. Very tough, physical course. Everything that happened in this race was good or bad, no in between.
1-4 good - feeling good, faster part of the map, good execution apart from a small hesitation on 2.
5-6 bad - lost 1-2 minutes on 5, but something seemed funky about it as evidenced by the fact that Damian and Graeme lost even more time than I did. Took a circuitous route to 6 and got unnecessarily bogged down in a green/marshy reentrant for a bit.
7-9 good - Felt like I nailed the correct route choices on 8 and 9 which is corroborated by the splits. Unfortunately both of those choices were the road route.
10-13 bad - AP thinks I lost time on all these legs but mostly I was just tired and going very slowly uphill. The course was set such that 7-9 took you way down the hill, then 10-13 were uphill legs slogging alllllllll the way back up and then some, to the highest hilltop on the whole map. I wasn't pleased with the course-setting at the time but in retrospect that was my brain attempting to justify my level of fatigue. Also fell and whacked my knee on a rock just before arriving at 9 which didn't help.
14-F good - More like fine than good but whatever. Recovered somewhat and didn't make any mistakes. I think I had the best time from 14 onward but only cuz most everyone else did silly things.
Really fun weekend hanging with most of the GVOC crew plus others. Fun orienteering, lovely weather, and no rattlesnake sightings.