Orienteering race 24:48 3.86 km (6:26 / km) +23m 6:15 / km
ahr:152 max:166 shoes: 2012 MT101 Green
US Sprint Champs, course 3. A bit anxious about how my leg would hold up. I wore compression tights, which were pretty hot but made me feel more secure. Also wore some sunscreen, perhaps not the best plan. A title slow out of the start, but then moving well 2-4. I wasn't sure about the crossable wall near 5, so I went around. Felt a little slow going up to 6, but still ok to 9. Left 9 going west and around the little square, for maybe another 5 or 10 seconds lost, but correctly saw the trap at 10 and went around. Slow going into the spectator controls to plan the leg around and went left. About that time sweat and sunscreen was dripping into my left eye, and I was having increasing trouble seeing the map. Missed a turn I wanted to make on the way to 13, but not much lost, as I could continue straight for a while. Then an inferior route to 14, not able to see the map well and going downstairs between buildings instead of around to the right, maybe 15 seconds. 15 ok despite poor vision, but missed a turn leaving there and ended up going past 14 again for about a minute loss. Then ok the rest of the way, with my vision calming down as I got under the trees the last few legs and stopped sweating so much. Remarkably enough I had the fastest split on Brown for the finish chute, although I didn't think I was going particularly fast. I need to practice punching at speed. I had to take 2 and 3 jabs at several of the control boxes. Another difficulty associated with oxygen debt.