orienteering race 1:21:08  *** 7.1 km (11:26 / km)
10c shoes: Jalas hi-top 2010
BGR meet at Wildcat Mound near Black River Falls WI. Fun meet in interesting terrain, although some recent new logging really fouled up one leg, with a lot of newly clear cut area covered with slash.
A little sloppy on a couple legs. Started off with a ninety degree error out of the start (duh) from which I quickly recovered but probably lost 30-60 seconds. Over ran 5 and lost a minute, went a spur too far right on 7 and lost another. Hesitancy on 3 (partly blame that on a new clear cut) and on 4. Straightish line on short seven to eight leg should probably have been executed a little faster too.
After the run, gave Peter Laraia a ride back to Madison, with a shortstop at a WalMart in Tomah to fix a leaky valve stem on a new tire.
First time in years that I have used EMIT punching. I found the lack of feedback (no flash or beep) disconcerting and probably held it in a second or two longer than I needed to at each control.