orienteering race 1:47:01  *** 8.96 km (11:57 / km) +305m 10:12 / km
spiked:13/15c shoes: VJ Integrator #3
Turkey Mountain, Red long course, M45. Not too bad, kept moving pretty well, injuries didn't slow me down. No instances of getting lost, one case of sloppy execution that might have gone better if I had taken a more careful route, and a couple of cases of getting to the circle but not seeing the flag right away. Only one of those resulted in much time loss, maybe a couple of minutes on a complex slope when I wasn't sure which lump was which and hesitated, figuring it out instead of heading off in some dumb direction. Also a questionable route to the last control, I went straight and pushed pretty hard, but in retrospect I think the route I never saw, taking the road on the left, was probably better. I was with Mika more or less from #9 to the end, trading off the lead at times, although I was about 35 minutes ahead of him. I didn't stick around for final results, but things were looking pretty good when I left, maybe ahead of all of the women (Ali ran Blue). ... Results came out, looks like I was 4th, behind Gnatiouk, Balter, and Carl Underwood, not too shabby (though they were all well ahead).
So, last weekend at the Billygoat I screaped up my left forearm and got a bruise on my left thigh. Yesterday I smashed myself below the left knee and on the left hip, plus I put a ding in my left palm. It seems that today I whacked my left ankle a bit when I stepped in a rocky hole. I kind of feel like I need to clobber my right side a bit to reestablish some symmetry.