Orienteering race 2:12:54  *** 4.6 km (28:53 / km) +70m 26:51 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips
Last day of the National Meet at Diamond Bay. A real let down from yesterday. Much more technical, and limited visibility. I did respectably until the 7-8 lap. Not exactly sure why I was too far left, but it took a long rime for me to figure out exactly where I was. I will state that it was a really tricky control location. Then 8-9 was pretty good, and I screwed up again on 9-10. I think I was pretty near the control, but I wasn't sure exactly where I was, so I followed Sharon's advice, bailed and relocated to a sure location. Then I walked right to it, but it was another costly mistake. Need to focus. Again, I was fourth today, but my stellar performance got me second place for the three-day total. Now that I know my compass skills and map reading are good, I need to work on focus and consistency.
Mike and I left as soon as we had both finished, and made a fast journey back to KC. Ten hours from Diamond Bay to Platte City, including a few fast stops. Weather was great, although we were sorry we couldn't bring the wonderful cool mountain air back with us. My Fitbit tells me that I did over 17,000 steps today, although I spent ten hours driving.