Orienteering race 55:08  5.7 km (9:40 / km) +150m 8:33 / km
shoes: Icebug olx
PTOC IS-IC Championships M60+ Green, Day 2. Similar terrain as yesterday, mixed fields and forest. Two mistakes, otherwise a fast run. Periodically I have to relearn that I can't take a vague attack -- my lousy sense of direction just isn't up to it. So on the easy #6 control I angled off the trail on what I thought was going to be a simple diagonal, but I was wildly off course and got into a mess of fences and corners before straightening myself out. On #10 I went up the wrong reentrant. This was partly the result of haste, but I think also some brain hypoxia. Looking back, I can see I had already been stupid on #8, but the control was so easy it didn't really matter.
In a 10K road race, I usually spend the second half of the race in a state of reduced consciousness, and can't remember anything about it afterwards. This trick doesn't work at all in orienteering, but unfortunately I don't know how to turn it off.