orienteering 41:53  **** 4.28 km (9:47 / km) +225m 7:45 / km
Straight line 3.9k.
Two races down! I had no idea what to expect for this race, so I focused on my process goals. My resting heart rate was a bit high, but I was encouraged by how I felt yesterday and decided not to worry about it.
1. I had a moment of panic on one of the model controls yesterday where all the reentrants looked the same, so I decided it was really important to keep a clear picture of the leg in my head the entire time. If I couldn't visualize myself as a point/blotch on the map, I'd stop and figure things out.
2. Angelica was starting 2 minutes ahead of me and Alex was starting 2 minutes behind me, so I thought it would be a good time to work on ignoring people. Every time I saw someone, I wouldn't look at who it was. I didn't see either of them on the course, but I still thought about other people less than I did last season.
I succeeded in both! Most of my time lost was probably from hesitation, and then I lost a little on number 3 from drifting downhill and correcting to the form-line hill I should've been on. And then I rolled my ankle and stopped to try to tighten my brace more (unsuccessfully). Tomorrow I'll tape underneath.
It was a good race!