Orienteering 1:12:56  *** 4.2 km (17:22 / km) +185m 14:14 / km
14c (injured) shoes: Cascadia Orienteering
SGB, Per, and I got to West Point basically at the time we were supposed to be starting, so there was a massive period of running around getting registration packets, putting on clothes, and dashing up the start. We arrived at 10:59 and started at 11:00. Phew! Thanks to the cadets for being so accommodating! With my ankle still not being completely sturdy, I just took it slow and tried to be accurate. This mostly worked. Things went really well to 1, 2, and 3. At 3, Per (who started a minute behind me) caught me and then we continued to see each other for the rest of the course. Five was a bit sloppy, but I didn't lose too much time. Six and seven were basically fine. I messed up 8 a bit and had to relocate off the nearby saddle, but then found it after some convincing myself that the rock was really a knoll. Things were fine until 12 where I checked out a cliff that was too high before going down to the correct cliff (luckily I was coming down on the control, so I didn't have to do extra climb). Then it was just off to 13, 14, and into the finish. The hardest part for me was figuring out what was mapped and what wasn't, but other than speed, I was pretty pleased with this!
Orienteering 30:15  *** 2.5 km (12:06 / km) +95m 10:10 / km
18c (injured) shoes: Cascadia Orienteering
I tried to move a bit faster on this, but my ankle was bothering me a bit, so I ended up slowing back down. Things were basically clean until going to 6, where I definitely took a suboptimal route out of 5 through the bamboo. Then things were basically ok (except for my increasingly sad left quad) until 12, where I got distracted by a orange/brown/green control and took a while relocating. I then headed off for the controls around the campground, which were going ok until leaving 15, where I did a 180. Luckily it didn't take me long to realize I was running in the opposite direction, but I still felt stupid. Then things were fine to the end. It was a great day of orienteering!
I had a truly awesome time orienteering today, and a great time hanging out with everyone! I didn't run with Presto, so here's the best Presto-related incident to make sure that Presto is mentioned in all my logged days :-):
Presto ran with SGB in the middle and apparently a JROTC kid saw Presto out in the woods and thought that Presto was a tiger. He was then terrified that the woods of West Point were infested with tigers :-).
Also, thanks to Ali for letting us stay at her house and feeding us and everything. A meal with 11 avocados for 7 people can make any day good!