Orienteering 36:24  5.6 km (6:30 / km) +245m 5:20 / km
ROC - Middle - Blue. Not a bad race after all. We spent ~6h (with stops) driving in the morning, so I felt somewhat rusty right off the start, though felt better after 30m or so (basically near the end). Had just one really serious mistake to speak of at #13. Was a bit to the right of the bag, was looking for the hilltop, saw something that seemed too small, ran some more, then stopped, looked around, decided to check it and yep, there it was (30 sec on this small leg - not good). Also had a few other smaller bubbles like at #7 where after crossing the road I ended up below the bag by ~40m or so. This was kind of strange as I aimed off from the curve of the road. Then at #8, stopped too short and took my time to see that I was in the reentrant to the right of the spur that the bag was on. And on #16, I was on my line, once in the clearing, I saw a bag, knew that it wasn't mine, still checked, cursed, moved on (this was really stupid). Finished feeling strong.
Good runs by Ross and Nate, even though I wasn't as fast as Ross, I wasn't far too off neither at most of the times, and this is not bad given that my training in the past month consisted of four runs, one local meet, and no running at all for the entire past week. Although, I can't completely discredit all the work I've done in the house so far. I think it added a good deal to my conditioning as I've been waking up sore everyday for the past month or so.