Orienteering 43:25  3.5 km (12:24 / km) +140m 10:20 / km
shoes: orienteering shoes
A decent race. I was a little nervous about having the first start so tried to really focus at the beginning so as to not be caught right away. It'd probably be best not to think about it at all though :).
Anyway, here's the race:
1: Good. Curved around somewhat coming into it, so it could have been faster with a more direct route. But no problems finding the control.
2: No problems.
I bobbled control 3, though. I came into the reentrant but didn't see it for some reason. Came out to the trail and went in, got it.
4, 5, 6, 7: Pretty clean as far as I remember.
8: Yikes! Overshot the control going downhill. The hillside was covered in boulders/"cliffs", and the control was on one of them. I saw the lake and relocated off a short peninsula. Had to go up a couple of contours to fix it, which was a little annoying.
9: Flustered from 8, so I ran off without being very careful. Too low for the control, so lost some time (30 seconds?) hesitating before going higher.
10: Still being sloppy. Ran straight past the control, looked over my shoulder, saw it, came back ~15 paces to punch.
11: Again sloppy. Came over the hill, hit the ridge too far to the left, poked around in the laurels briefly before realizing that was not a very effective strategy, then looked over the side and saw the marsh and took a short bearing in.
12: Erin caught me here and punched ahead, I think.
13-14: Fast. I was a little ahead of Erin, but didn't space out and overrun navigating, which sometimes happens when there are other people around.
15: I ran by on the wrong side of the cliffs, missed the control. Stopped when I saw the marsh coming. Erin had gotten the control, so she went on and finished. I turned at the marsh and went back for it.
17: Good. The marsh was a lead-in from far away.
18: Also clean. This one was fun because I saw the boulder from a distance and knew it would be on the other side. I guess that's probably how they're all supposed to be...
Overall not bad. Definitely had errors, but there weren't any really enormous ones. Running felt fast, which was exciting because it has been feeling very slow.