Orienteer race (Pig Middle) 44:00  3.3 mi (13:20 / mi)
shoes: Asics Speedstar 6
Started off the day a lot tired; we went to see a comic in Indianapolis on Sat, got home late and I just could not sleep. Must have been the (one) beer and general insomnia. And maybe because it was the third day I just didn't feel the enthusiasm.
I took off carefully but feeling alright, and did okay for most of the course but just never really felt like running. Now that I reflect, that's not entirely correct. There were some very fun segments; particularly on the downhills and trails.
At one downhill, i tripped before a dry creek and smacked my face (turned sideways luckily!) on the riverbed, pebbles. Shook me up.
Made some errors, nothing tragic but on this course I knew it wasn't going to be good enough. And by the end, just wanted to be done and ended up somewhat following someone (not really intentionally, it just happened) and of course was pulled way off. Lazy stupid stuff, so I deserved the crappy time I ended up with.
On the other hand, I realized that my bad times are a LOT better than they used to be.....(for now that is... I reserve the right to rescind that self-congratulation).
What did I LIKE about the day? Well most everything. Orienteering was super, just wish I was more competitive. The woods were extremely nice, course was good, people were fun as always-old and new friends, clubs did everything perfect and had an Ace event (Robin commented on that to me too).