Orienteering race 1:56:26  ***** 7.25 mi (16:04 / mi) +583m 12:51 / mi
16c shoes: Salomon Speed Cross 3 Black
Gnc classic blue
Syd and Jens had start times an hour before me, so I had lots of time to warm up, stretch, contemplate, etc.
Took off, and I don't k ow of it was excitement, or switching from 1:5 to 1:15, but I totally botched 1, with a 7-8 min error. Stupid. Luckily I was able to pull it together and get thru 2-5 pretty well.
5-6 was the long leg and I took the be time to make a plan,and then executed it poorly. Luckily I think what I ended up doing actually turned out to be a better choice, but it was slow since I had to relocate a few times.
7-9 I was feeling the climb, legs were beat and it was very hilly and unavoidable. Ate my gu and stopped for water at 9.
Perked up on the way to 10, and was able to string together the last 5 pretty well with a nice jog thru open flatter woods. 11-12 was another long leg and I made a plan and executed well, so I'm pretty happy with that. Didn't have much in the tank for the sprint to the finish.
12/29 on my course. Not too shabby, probably could have shaved 10 minutes of errors which would have bumped me maybe 3 spots?