Orienteering race 1:14:41  *** 4.5 km (16:36 / km)
spiked:7/10c shoes: Skechers GoRunS
The terrain at the Round Mountain part of the map was even less distinctive than day 1. Lots of rocks and boulders like Day 1, but even less topographic detail. Going from 6 to 7 was my biggest mistake. This area had lots of campers, OHV's, and trails. I was following my bearing when I hit a group camping, and changed gears to walk around them. Then I got confused with all the trails, and had to relocate. I must have lost focus a little near the end, because I did a very sloppy job going from 9 to 10. But I did finish this course 4 minutes faster than yesterday, and it was 0.2 km longer.
Overall, I was happy with my performance. Only one major mistake each day, and I remedied them fairly well. Including both days, with difficult terrain, it was a good effort for me, and I really have more confidence in being able to orienteer. There was also quite a bit of competition for the 70+ age group.
Now I'm fired up to start running again, and get faster. More training!