Orienteering race 45:04***** 1.71 mi (26:21 / mi) +119m21:39 / mi ahr:136 max:170 spiked:12/13c shoes: VJ Falcon
The weather was very nice. The climb to the start was steep. The start was delayed by 15 minutes and I allowed plenty of time to get there so it was a long wait before starting. 1. Straight but very slow. Took a lot of time to get into the map. 2. Straight. Checked off the rock after the stream. 3. NW to road. N to path jct. Compass bearing to feature. 4. Just went west on rough compass. Checked off the large Boulder before the creek. 5. On a bearing. Checked off the "L" shaped Boulder line. 6. Worst control. Got off to the right somehow. Recovered within a couple of minutes. 7. Straight. 8. Virtually due south on rough compass. 9. Came to the line of cliffs at the lower end. Slow walk up. 10. Climbed up between cliffs so saw large boulder at edge of circle. Checked off stony bit on line and could see the next door boulder pretty far off. 11. Straight again. 12. The creek led right to it. 13. Was able to eventually pick up the faint path to the right and then up to the main path. F. Finally could run!
The going was very slow because of the rocky terrain. Very Iittle route choice - mostly straight on. I kept my habit of counting paces but never needed them because I could see all the rocks. Visibility was great. No ticks.
Orienteering race 14:10*** 1.15 mi (12:19 / mi) +24m11:34 / mi ahr:148 max:170 spiked:11/12c shoes: Asics Gel-Kayano 27
Campus of West Point. Was happy with all route choices except 7 where I didn't see the left choice. Running felt sluggish - especially uphill. The campus was hopping. Lost focus at 11 and checked code at wrong control before punching right one.