orienteering (red) 1:15:38  *** 7.6 km (9:57 / km)
17c slept:8.0 shoes: Integrator06 studs
QOC Wheaton RP. 12:30. Time to see if I am still injured or not by actually running. Only 4 miles in last 2 weeks so the calf has had plenty of rest. Wheaton usually has fast times and since I grew up not that far away, I have run there many times and usually have one of the fast times. Not today. Wanted to go out easy and make sure left calf is all better before speeding up. Went out slow all right but was not anticipating messing up the first two controls. Got careless and hit the wrong trail and was almost to the lake by #2 before realizing the mistake. Then could not even execute the reverse route correctly after leaving 1. In 20th place (of 22) after 2 controls. Picked up some time on 3 by going R around the lake just below the OOB construction. Debated whether we were supposed to go left but ultimately decided that since the course line went thru the OOB instead of around to the left, there was an option. Rest was mostly uneventful. Not very fast but mostly clean. Even won the run in split because I was trying to stay under 76 min and 10 min/km. Ken won in around 53.
Leg seemed ok, so I guess I will mark myself as uninjured and enter the Goat.
Splits are posted.