Orienteering race 1:28:00  *** 3.1 km (28:23 / km) +170m 22:17 / km
shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips
Flying Pig--today was the middle distance at Bear Creek. Lots of rain for several days, including this morning. They had to close a road because of flooding, which caused those coming from the south to detour. The courses had to be changed at the last minute to avoid crossing flooded streams. We still had one crossing that was fairly deep, and there was lots of mud throughout the course. It made the steep hillsides very slippery.
Overall, I didn't do anything really stupid. I went a little too far north on the first control, because another control was there in a similar feature. When I found out that the blazing fast Swiss guy had made the same mistake, I felt better about it. The difference was that he got a mispunch, and I saw it was incorrect and went a little SE to the correct one.
Then I went too far down the hill going from 4 to 5, but realized my mistake and walked up the gulley to the control. Lastly, I picked a bad route choice from 10 to 11, and took a long time with the briars and the mud.
Overall, the good part was staying on the map and mostly making decent decisions. I also was strong enough to chug up and down the hills.