Orienteering (local meet) 25:34  *** 2.5 km (10:14 / km)
ahr:143 max:164 spiked:5/8c shoes: Icebug Acceleritas #1
Gay City State Park local meet. Red A. Sprinted to controls 1, 2 and 3, which made me stupid enough to start looking for 4 one marsh too early. Then passed 5 and went all the way to the corner of the stone wall before turning around. By this time, brain was sufficiently oxygenated, so spiked 6. Didn't pay attention to the angling of the stone walls on the way to 7, so passed right by it and ran to the stream before turning around.
Orienteering (local meet) 23:41  *** 1.9 km (12:28 / km)
ahr:142 max:171 spiked:4/8c shoes: Icebug Acceleritas #1
Red B. Small mistakes and a bit of hesitation on the way to 1 and 2. Could not see 3 for the life of me and checked every cliff in its vicinity before finding the right one. Veered a bit too far to the right on the way from 6 to 7, found the longish piece of stone wall before turning to find 7. Coming out of 8, again veered too far to the right and almost crossed the first stream before turning left and getting on the path to the finish. I notice that on short legs I tend to always veer right of the straight line to the control, never left of it - unless there is some specific reason to go left. I wonder if this is because I am right-handed.
Orienteering (local meet) 23:42  *** 2.4 km (9:52 / km)
ahr:141 max:169 spiked:5/8c shoes: Icebug Acceleritas #1
Red C. Did not see 4, had to circle around to find it. Ran past 6 to the stream, turned around and eventually found the control. Really should have gotten a bearing from an attack point for 7. Instead, circled around the control before finding it. In general, I should use solid bearings from good attack points to look for almost all controls in this kind of terrain.
Orienteering (local meet) 51:39  *** 4.8 km (10:46 / km)
ahr:138 max:164 spiked:11/16c shoes: Icebug Acceleritas #1
Green course. Veered too far on the way to 2 and then ran a bit past it. Also ran past 3. Didn't feel like swimming across the stream on the way to 6, so followed the stream north to a suitable crossing. Veered too far right on the way to 10. Got a bit dis-oriented coming out of the marsh on the way to 14, then the brain got re-oxygenated and figured out how the terrain corresponds to the map. Veered too far to the right on the way to 16, ended up on the hill just north-west of the control.