Orienteering race 2:16:40  **** 12.89 km (10:36 / km) +357m 9:19 / km
spiked:22/25c shoes: VJ Falcons #1
Team Trials classic, Pontiac Lake. Or maybe it's really called Multiflora Lake. The kind of place where you aim for the barberry because it's easier to get through. A solid run, lost time only in three places, one being a bobble in a vague area, one being a total loss on contact with a bad plan in a complex area (but with a very good recovery), and the last being a dubious control placement that involved a weak bit of map. Actually "lost" a little time in other places due to running into thicker vegetation than I was expecting from the map, and maybe some other route would have been better, but that's the way it goes. I believe I overtook everyone who started before me, and was overttaken only by Fredrickson/Schirm/Sandstrom (and Tom Carr &mdash twice &mdash but I finished ahead of him). I was particularly pleased with how things went on controls #11-#16, where I was muttering to myself the whole time about exactly what I was seeing and looking for, and thus keeping good concentration in a complex area. (Other times I was struggling through the multiflora and swearing like John Rogers.) I had "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash running through my head most of the day, which is weird, because I don't even like that song.