Running 8:00  1.2 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Ascend
Jogging to the start with Presto and a very friendly guy with a very tenuous grasp on Eastern European geography. (He called Estonia "that stone place" :-).)
Orienteering 1:34:36  *** 6.2 km (15:15 / km)
18c shoes: Mizuno Ascend
Red Day 1 at the Boulder Dash with Presto! What a fun course! After some brief confusion immediately out of the start (very brief - part of this was figuring out what a marsh looked like in real life on this map), I navigated one of the cleanest races I've run in a while. It wasn't very fast, but it was so incredibly pleasant to look in front of me, see a feature, think, my control will be behind that, run to the other side and voila! control! I made one significant mistake, but it wasn't even really a navigation error. It was just me being an idiot. I got to number 10, which was supposed to be in a dry depression. I looked into the depression, which was completely full of water, didn't see the control, decided I must be at a nearby marsh because my depression was supposed to be dry, and headed off to find the control. Unsurprisingly I could not make the map add up, and after a few minutes of wandering, relocated and came back to the same depression/pond I'd been at before. Luckily I did see the flag this time. I was feeling quite grumbly on the way to 11 about loosing 8-9 minutes on stupidity, but then Presto turned around with a big doggy grin and I thought, you're right Presto, we are having a good time!