Orienteering race (Chicago blue) 1:37:32  10.8 km (9:02 / km)
It was the usual day. When things went right I was moving at the winner speed. Unfortunately, there was some serious route choice guesses where I guessed wrong. On top of that I made several mistakes.
The map was suppose to greener and it was. Unfortunately you could never tell what the green was going to be like. The "green slash" was usually very fast running. The rough open fields were often very rough. At what point does a rough open field become more? There were "rough" open where the marsh grass/reeds were over my head. It was slower than medium green. I also go covered in burrs. Several early route choices were not only slower but unfairly so. I got stuck in fight which was larger than mapped, then had to slog through rough open fields. Eventually I learned to stay in the woods which were always faster.
Lost time going to 6 when my route choice took me on a direct line from 8 to 7. I followed that line to seven instead of 6. Fortunately I realized what I had done and it was only about 2 minutes lost.
Screwed up the next one when I couldn't find a trail junction. Of the people I talked to, only one person found the trail junction. Fought my way through some green to get to the trail then missed the final road part of the leg. I follwed the white woods which were crappy only to find out alter that the "indistinct trail" through the green wasn't bad.
Lets talk indistinct trail. What is the definition of a trail. If the trail is only 4 feet tall with a thorny canopy, is it a trail or animal track?