Orienteering 44:37  *** 4.27 km (10:27 / km) +46m 9:55 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: Vasque Velocity
ILRA Badlands Sampler streamer thanks to Jens' awesomeness. Pretty thick vegetation but the weather was nice and cooler so that balanced it out. Fun course, felt good with how I ran most of it excluding numbers 3 and 4. Here's the shakedown:
1- Came across a trail, thought it was the one on the map, but then remembered from the e-mail that was supposed to be pavement, not dirt, so wasted some time there but got that settled early in the run, easy to find 1 after that.
2- Little bit of fight and got confused and stopped for a bit, but eventually got it.
3- This was my worst control. Bad compass use. Let the vegetation veer me south instead of trusting my compass through the thick, so went to parking lot corner and used that as an AP and then got it no problem, lots of wasted time there but at least I see now what I did.
4- With the thick stuff I thought I would just head back to parking lot, then found paved trail heading north right up to my AP at the intersection of the mapped paved trail, spike.
6- spike. used the paved trail for high-speed transit
7- spike...but thick so it wasn't a fast spike
8- spike...but coming out of 7 it wasn't a fast spike
Lots of fun out there, rain started almost the exact moment I finished! Overall happy with my pace and lessons learned. WIthout my funkiness on #3 & 4 it would have been solid. Good times.