Orienteering race 16:28  1.84 mi (8:57 / mi) +29ft 8:49 / mi
weight:171.5lbs shoes: Montrail Mt Masochist Mar 2011
Sprint at Genesee Valley Park. Only bobbles were #1 and #11. The direction to #1 caught me by surprise, as I expected the course was going to be to the N and W of the start, and definitely hadn't expected any semi thick woods off the bat. Took a couple of tries to find a way into the woods; once I broke through the thick 5 m or so near the parking lot, it was pretty open, although there was lots of poison ivy around, which I ran through as there didn't seem to be a good way of avoiding it.
On #11, I passed it but didn't think it was my control because it didn't seem to be on the same side of the vegetation that the center of the circle was on. After I was about 10 m past it, I decided I'd better go back and check, and sure enough, it was my control. In looking at the map later, it does not seem quite right relative to the center of the circle or the control description. But not much time lost (AP split analysis says 8 seconds, which seems about right).
Orienteering race 34:43  3.64 mi (9:32 / mi) +150ft 9:10 / mi
shoes: Montrail Mt Masochist Mar 2011
GVP "Trail Challenge", "6K" distance. Nice format, very friendly to runners who are new to orienteering. Easy navigation but with route choices.
I'm sure tomorrow during the Letchworth Dam Good 14 mile trail race, I will wish I had not done this race ... I was definitely dragging by the end, and my pace showed it.