Orienteering 52:34  3.0 mi (17:31 / mi) +112m 15:42 / mi
weight:114.2lbs shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3 - Blue
Warwick Green, Beautiful Day! I guess I am a "fair weather" orienteer. :)
Even though the splits say I lost almost 2 min of time on 5, I was going slow on purpose to not fall going downhill, then hit the charcoal terrace by the trail, and then the next charcoal terrace a bit in from the path, which had a control for another course. So I was pleased with hitting this one dead on, probably the hardest control of the day (still not that hard.) However, managed to stink 6 up and get pulled to the left seeing other people in the woods. So, went to 7 first, ran to 6, ran back to 7.
This was where Svetlana and I were side by side, and I started to feel really competitive. She would find a control first, then I would find a control first, but I was very good about doing my own orienteering (having had the lesson earlier of being pulled by other people with bad consequences.) This is a great takeaway for me getting ready for WP - do my own orienteering, don't get pulled by other people in the woods (but use them when it's helpful like if they're right near a control, obviously.) Svetlana was so sweet and even offered me a drink at the water stop. Then she proceeded to shoot by me on the long trail run in! :) However, because she made a mistake on #5, I ended up winning by just a little. It was nice to have some camaraderie and compare route choices later. Yesterday, I got an email from Bob Burg saying that he was happy that he "edged me out" on Green. Geez. Ouch. :) (He was actually just writing to say he had an article for the BP)
All in all a great day in the woods and I was super happy to see both Hughs do well and to have my old O pal back in the car with me.