Orienteering race 1:22:48  4.2 km (19:43 / km) +200m 15:55 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd
I wasn't sure I would be able to run today. The sprain a week ago was about as bad an ankle sprain as I've ever had, but I rehabbed it pretty aggressively (ice the first day, then compression, plus anti-inflammatories). I wore a soft brace when I set out the Hemlock controls on Monday and felt no pain. Today, It was still a little swollen in the joint area and down the foot towards the toes. Ran with the ankle brace again.
Anyway, it didn't turn out that running was my problem, it was incompetence. A big mistake on #5, I don't understand why I missed two stream crossing, but I got into the wrong stream and couldn't figure out where I was without bailing out to the road. About 15 minutes lost. Then another mistake on #9, I had previously made good time going up to the road from 2 to 3, but it was a bad choice from 8 to 9. I had trouble locating my position along the road, overran the control, and by luck came down right on #10. So backtracked to 9.
Disappointing performance in nice terrain. The uphill runs didn't bother me, but errors killed me.