Orienteering race 21:01  *** 2.48 km (8:28 / km) +78m 7:19 / km
ahr:186 max:200 spiked:11/14c slept:6.0 shoes: Jalas
CNYO Sprint in the morning. Pretty happy with this, though far from perfect. I had intended to run hard but not all out, because it always seems like it's that last little bit of sprinting at 100% that kills your spunk for the next 24 hours. I think, though, that I ran at something closer to 98% rather than 95%. I'm rather surprised that I made as few mistakes as I did given that I didn't have a chance to do any of my normal preparation. No warmup whatsoever, barely looked at the layout of the start and finish, and hadn't even read over my control descriptions before I heard them yelling my name for the start. Seems like a recipe for screwups, but instead I think I was concentrating harder because I felt like I had to devote 100% attention right away. (Shouldn't I always feel that way? Hmm..)
I took off quickly for the first (mostly trivial) control, but it didn't feel too fast. In fact, even tough I felt like I was reigning in my speed, I had the fastest split in F21. I think I was just pumped up at the start because of the surprise, and went out at a faster-than-maintainable speed. Had to slow down at times anyway simply because of the junk in the fields, which wasn't very beaten by the time I got to it.
The rest of the course went mostly fine, though I got a little confused on my way to number 5, thinking I'd gone further than I had along the field before heading up the hill. And I didn't push up the hill (there's 2%). A fairly significant bobble on number 12, too, probably 30 seconds, for a total of at least a minute lost. Hardly insignificant. But I think it's okay to be happy with a result even if I could have been a good bit quicker.
Results, as far as I remember: Sam at just under 18 (I think) with another ~4 quality people squished in between just under 20 and me. So that's a good result, I think.
Orienteering race 1:04:33  *** 5.4 km (11:57 / km) +185m 10:12 / km
ahr:184 max:198 spiked:10/19c shoes: Integrators (Red)
CNYO Middle. Pretty good. I actually tried to warm up for this one, but after a little trotting around I figured I was just tiring myself out. Felt pretty good physically running the course (except uphill) so it worked out okay.
I was temporarily thrown off by the scale on the way to the first control, expecting the control way early and thus moving quite slowly. Better than than the opposite. Basically, with a couple of exceptions, I orienteered well, mostly just "losing" time in places where I slowed down to figure things out. As that seems to be the smart thing to do, it's only "lost" if I don't consider the potential savings.
Biggest goof was on the way to 15 (which was also a bad route choice). I came across the hill (rather than around, which surely would have been faster for me) and ended up at a bend in the stream that confused me. Probably about 1.5-2 minutes there.
Moved slowly and carefully on 6, 8, and 11-13, avoiding any serious issues. Another verifiable mistake on 9 - I think I ran down a streambed (?) instead of a trail and ended up at 16. Not too far from where I needed to go, but had the control not been there it would have taken me quite a bit longer to figure it out!
Winner (Hillary?) in ~50 (?), same crowd ahead of me.
Strength/Core (stretching) 15:00 
Five minutes or so between courses, then a more thorough 10 minutes in the evening.