Running 2:52:31  27.27 km (6:20 / km) +801m 5:31 / km
Exploring the trails on Big Pocono State Park and the game lands next to it. Some of the trails on the game lands were seriously overgrown. So that was slow going.
Currently reading The Winning Eye by Michel Gueorgiou. Some good tips in it. The advice is actually common sense, but it bears repeating for clarity.
The longer the distance you have to run without a visual target, the harder it is to maintain your direction accurately.
Speed improvements do not guarantee success in competition unless they are linked to map reading.