Orienteering 12:52 
Women's Sprint Qual Heat A
Woo! Very happy to have made it to the final, tying with Galina Vinogradova (RUS) for 9th in my heat, 52s back from Karolin Ohlsson (SWE).
It was fast. I was hurting at the end for sure - pretty much felt like a running race at that point.
One small error (15-20s?) trying to go through a way that had a blocked passage. Just a normal fence, not an artificial one, so actually less obvious on the map. Hope to avoid that on the final.
Was reading ahead pretty well, but there weren't so many descisions per leg this race. Occasionally timid with rock walls, but all encountered and that I thoguht might be crossable were.
Orienteering 16:34 
WOC sprint final, Riga city center
A pretty good race considering where I'm at, but I *really* would have liked to have more oomph out there!!! I orienteered decently - one mistake getting ahead of myself on the map, but caught pretty quickly (#9) and then a small one right after with #10, just being a bit flustered. Perhaps a few not-optimal routes, but sometimes you just gotta do *something* and none were that bad. A few times that it mattered I did see the right route, so that's something!
I think it would have been good to do a few 5ks or at least a track 3k time trial and gotten more used to the level of hurt necessary to sprint well. While familiar, I think I would have been able to push even where my fitness is a bit more with better mental game.
Also, it was fun! Super-cool city, made trickier by well-placed artificial fences. They definitely used the trickiest tiny passage zone that I'd scoped out on the map beforehand. They did mess up the too-close placement of GO control to start control. Got me, and nearly all the women. (Because #17 was otherwise super easy, so you're just running at that point. And the start control wasn't on our map because of a map flip. So you're expecting a control right at that spot, see one, go punch. But when it doesn't beep, you realize there's another control and go and get it... )
Also, dodging pedestrians is an art. Maybe I should have yelled more and gotten more to move out of my lines.