Orienteering race (Red Course) 1:35:47  *** 6.22 mi (15:24 / mi) +250ft 14:50 / mi
spiked:7/19c shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra (V2)
Classic #2 at Boulder Dash - 7.4km, 135m, 19C
Much better - pushed my start back from 9:04 to 10:24 and got my full routine in. Started off focused...
1, 2 - Good
3 - Still some trouble reading contours (soooo many form lines!!). Lost about 3 mins... could have been avoided if i trusted my pace count and didnt rush off my line when I thought I knew where it was.
4 - Slightly off...one ridge south of where I wanted to be, caused by me rushing because I was frustrated from #3, 1 min
5 - Again, I should have trusted my pace... cut up too early, wrong reentrant, leading me to #15 rather than #5. Easily corrected once I found #15... 5 min
6 - Tried to contour around and read the small reentrant, but it was too small for me to see, ended up figuring it out based on boulders and vegitation, 2 min
7 - Calmed down and went pure compass and pace, reading ahear to expect contour features like Hannah told me yesterday. Worked, spot on.
8 - Funky coming out of #7, was off like 45 degrees...seemed like a lot of people did it, but lost 15 sec regardless.
9 - A little off, caught myself drifting and realized I needed to go south, didnt realize I was next to the cliff until I was 10 m from it the veg was so thick... 2 min
10 - Good
11 - Bad reading on my part, I was getting tired. Noticed it early and lost about 1 min
12 - Really tired
13 - Got all screwed up, thought I was one place on the trail, but ended uo cutting in way south of where I wanted to be...figured it out when I hit a rock wall realized the rock wall was mapped as a rock puke, so it took a second... 2 min
14 - SOOO LONG, which sucked because I was sucking. Walked a good chunk of it (also stubbed my toe and thought I ripped my toenail off) Didnt really pay attention for the first half, so I got messed up after the trail pretty bad, realized I was in the green, so easy fix...hit #6 and shot right into the control. 5 min
15 - Good, saw COL Hendricks and got my speed/energy back, wasnt going to get out ran by him at the end.
16 - Got pulled north by the natural drift, noticed it and fixed.
17, 18 - Good, Got really stoked I was almost done and ramped up the speed.
19 - A little hesitation because it was further in than I expected
F - Thanks to Charlie for the awesome finish pic.
Overall Much better than yesterday, good humbling experience showing that when visibility is taken away and I cant terrain associate easily I need work. I going to be focusing on precision compass, collecting features along a planned route, and safe route choice at practice until CSU.