Orienteering race 56:35  *** 4.1 km (13:48 / km) +140m 11:47 / km
US Short Championship at Thacher State Park. Not a good run. Started poorly with C2, which I overran (excitement lenghtened my stride). I also had a problem going to C3 - didn't notice the cliff off to the right on the map until I got to it in real life - I had drifted right on purpose to avoid some of the climb. I am not happy with the C4 setup. I ran to the oval depression on the map, since that was the clue, but the bag turned out to be at the shallow depression on the map - not sure why they had different symbols, they seemed to be the same size. I lost a couple of minutes going to C9 - I ran low, on the trail, which was good, but I didn't have a good feature picked out to trigger my climb. C11 was a disaster. Since it was only ~80m, I was too casual about direction - thought I could use the force, I guess. Got to do some running the rest of the way, anyway. Plenty left in the tank for tomorrow (which I'll need, since I'll be out for well over 2 hours, most likely).
Splits (I can't measure the leg lengths just this minute to enter the race):
38, 4:14 (lost at least 2 minutes),
10:48 (lost over a minute), 13:51,
30:47 (lost ~2 minutes), 35:53 (lost ~1),
41:41 (lost ~4 minutes), 44:44,