Orienteering race 47:05  **** 6.29 km (7:29 / km) +239m 6:17 / km
spiked:12/17c shoes: Spiky Salomons
Silva League Middle Distance in Gothenburg. Couldd feel the last week or so in the legs, but felt pretty good anyway.
Started off really well. 1st was easy and involved a hill so chilled a bit and made sure I knew what I was doing as well as looking ahead at the course a bit. Slight misses on 3 and 5 but caught on quick. Caught my 2-minute man at 6 and everything was just awesome.
By 10 I was with my 4- and 6-minuters as well, and then we took different route choices to 11. My route probably wasn't great, but we all got there at pretty much the same time, along with Mr 8 minute. Let them lead me to twelve and then I thought I'd pick up the pace a bit and passed them out on the way to 13. No plan, no attackpoint, lost 2½ minutes. Two of the others disappeared and one guy ran way off up the hill. I tried to relocate but couldn't make much sense of anything and eventually found the control much higher than I expected, hidden behind a rock.
I was annoyed then and lost another 1½ to 2 mins on 14. Recovered for 15 and 16, and then went insane on the way to the last and followed and M21 to a different last control.
So up to thirteen this was really good... Was 25th at the 12th, finished 51st.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda.