Orienteering race (Foot) 37:42  **** 2.7 mi (13:58 / mi)
NEOC Troll Cup Prologue. I started okay spiking the first control, drifting then correcting well to the second. On the third I was getting distracted by others, and a little unsure on the trails. Sticks and other stuff on the ground kept me from running smoothly. I used the trail coming under rocks then hooking back up to #4. I spiked the next control only it was #6 instead of #5--I'd just gotten confused en-route with the leg parallel leg lines on the map. I ran over to #5 which was only a short way away, and ran with confidences to #6 a second time. Carl passed me back during this. I got to #7 okay but not in a great way. Leaving #7, I did just about a 180 error, then corrected from there. I used the trail to get down the hill, and angled up to the control. Tim Parsons and I crossed paths, then converged going up the same hillside. I went on memory rather than look at my map again, so I got past the control. Tim went more directly. Going toward #8, he pulled away steadily--I'm just too out of shape. I hit #8, #9, and #10 well. For #11, I fumbled after crossing the road by staying too high too long. Going up to #12, I got too low and off to the left before correcting. I was tired getting to the Go control and didn't push the run-in. For much of the race, I abandoned what I do in QOC races. The terrain was much more rocky but I could have used the contours better. I rushed things too much, forcing the errors.
Running warm up/down (Trail) 4:00  0.5 km (8:00 / km)
Warm-up to the start of the Troll Cup Preliminary.