Orienteering (Greenbelt bumble) 1:01:21  *** 5.16 mi (11:53 / mi)
ahr:148 max:208 spiked:31/34c shoes: O: Icebuds 2012
Mass start event with windows. Blue does all the windows, shorter courses can skip entire windows. There are 5 windows. Idea is for everyone to finish at the same time.
It was nice out (50degrees) so I changed to a lighter shirt. Started off ok but realized I forgot to wear my glasses. I should have run to the car and gotten them but figured I could tough it out. I couldn't. I had difficulty seeing anything on the map and trouble reading the clue descriptions. I was with Jon Torrance at the first control with everyone else behind. Entering the first window I decided for a different order than I expect most would take. I think it would have worked accept without the glasses I couldn't see any map details including trail junctions. I blew the first control in the window, and the second one in the window (although that one was mis-mapped). After that I just turned it into a memory straight line exercise. Point and shoot and hope to see the control after the right distance. I usually didn't even know what feature to look for.
I continued to pass people throughout the whole course. I passed the last people on the way to the go control and supposedly finished 2nd to Jon Torrance.