Orienteering (blue) 3:20  *** 10.0 km (20 / km)
ahr:141 max:181 spiked:14/19c slept:6.0 shoes: VJ Falcons 2021
Stayed up late so didn't get a good nights sleep.
Felt lethargic on the course without any pep. As usual got very tired. Trouble reading the contours. Map symbols aren't standard and I can distinguish the form lines from the contours so I was often looking for something steeper than it really was.
1 Up hill to trail. Trail run. I cut in a little early. I think you could see the control from the trail but I had to run through the wood/debris for the last part.
2: I crosses the stream earlier than I meant and then pulled up short. I was very hesitant to the control. Lost time 1 min.
4: Up to field and over edge of hill.
5: Crossed stream right away and ran along edge of hill.
6: I went fairly straight but drifted left and had to cut back. Road would have been faster. Lost time 30 seconds.
7: I took a horrible route to this control. I crossed the stream immediately to the maintenance area. Road to road. Then my internal compass (me) went haywire. I crossed main stream when I shouldn't have. I kept ignoring my compass until it was obvious I wasn't going the right way. I finally corrected and started going to the right direction. I hit a unmapped earth bank and was confused again. Found a way down and then headed tot he control. Time lost 5 minutes.
8: Cut up to the trail.
9: Went straight but was looking for contour feature not a form line so I think I went by it. wandered a bit before relocating and was still off getting to the control. time lost 2 minutes.
10: Down the stream and around.
12: Around the gullies.
13: ran to the road
14: back to road
15: The hill with #15 had lot green on it so I didn't want to climb it so circled around it more than I should have.
16: Straight. I hit the trail unsure where I was and turned the wrong way.
17: Took the trail.
fin: Peggy caught me so I felt obligated to run to the finish. I was very tired. Despite running I still had a slower run in time.