Orienteering race 1:30:55  8.0 km (11:22 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
QOC Mason Neck. Wow, epic fail! I like score-o, but I've never been any good at it. Don't know why, but it's pretty clear I make bad choices.
So this time I decided to clear the area northeast of the road, come back through the south side, and use any leftover time to get the ones in the little NW sector near the finish. Step 1, check: cleared 13 controls in 40 min. Step 2, rejected. Got 5 controls in the next 40 minutes, overtime already and still deep into the map. It took me 15 minutes just to run back to the arena, and another minute to pick up the last mandatory control just before finishing. Score: -134. Obviously an inflated idea of what I could accomplish in the more technically difficult area.
On the bright side, I ran the whole way in a no-rain window. On the other hand, I got in mud over my knees crossing the marsh between 127 and 131. Not sure I actually saved any time, and I sure smelled bad.