Orienteering 1:26:40 
Team Trials Long @ Mt. Lakes
7 th on Red, first team trialer, 3rd woman to Emma W. and Rachel R.
Really enjoyed it, kinda wished afterwards I'd pushed harder as I wasn't too exhausted at the finish. Still, did what needed to be done and just absorbed more really awesome orienteering!!
Relatively clean except very early on (1 and 3). But there were a bunch of route choices out there and comparing with Tori, we had pretty comparable times - so unsure if I made the right or wrong choices for how fast I was running/navigating through the terrain on those.
1 - Like many on Red, I had problems here. Came very close, distracted by Pavlina and the men's control. Their control was in a big reentrant, no rocks. Ours was in a mini reentrant between two rocky spurs. Really shouldn't have had to go check out their control...
2 - Straight, guided by rock walls.
3 - Oof, somehow pushed *way* left of where I intended, came across trail below big cliff. Didn't process cliff was on a form line until now.
5 - Hesitated a bit in the earlier shallower reentrant just N on same contour.
7- Ooh, big route choice! I went left: trail to road, then dumped off road towards marsh and the trail that goes along E side of Spruce lake. But I left the trail while it was still high and ran through flat woods to the next road, by the tetris-shaped building. Then went up transient stream bed, used marsh as a for-sure point but then still was hesitant approaching circle because *everything* was a dot knoll.
9 - Scary leg, down hill to a fairly along cliff. Tried pace counting, just so I didn't stop to early to look. Worked, but what worked more was seeing Wyatt who did find it before me.
10 - Helps now to see many of the contours are just form lines - I was suprised by flatness and should have realized while out there!
11 - Not really sure what to do with this leg. I went a bit left of straight (not particularly intentionally, stuff just seemed to keep pushing me that way). Don't think there is any amazing option I missed, but would have been a good one to just fight through with less worrying about exactly where I was, get out to yellow ride and then was easy from there to control. Finding the cairns I located didn't help...
13 - Should have gone straigher, enjoyed the trail for too long, had to veer to come into the control how I wanted to.
14 - Whoops! Map fold meant I totally missed the left road route!! I totally would have taken it if I'd seen, but I guess at least I did well executing the forest route!
16 - This one I did see the road route, decided it was too far. But think Tori came out slightly ahead having chosen road. Good to know, happy I kept moving decently well through the woods.
All in all, happy with the run, but do need just more practice/training and to start pushing the speed in the woods more. I'll let the ankle swelling go down, then hopefully do exactly that!!
I'd say I'm getting over the rustyness, but my mode has been staying in very good contact with the map, not simplyfying. That's worked ok this weekend, but I'll need much more speed for WOC, so need to channel how I've orienteered in the past more!
Running warm up/down 3:00 
Pretty chill warmup, because long.