So um since I didn't have a watch on I was manually measuring the distance I ran today (the good old string method) and I measured that I ran 5.5km. Hm, that doesn't seem right, because my dad told me he ran almost 8 km on the course today (he also ran green), and looking at his GPS track, he didn't do any extra loops or anything, he had a clean run. Weird, right? So my mom and I dig around to look for an old map from Pohick Bay. We find one that has a scale of 1:7500. Both that map and today's map had this same little patch of olive green on them, so we measured the size of it on both maps. Yep, that patch was twice the size on the old map than it was on the new one. So today's map was printed in 1:15000, rather than the advertised 1:10000. And I was thinking that the symbols are all pretty small (I didn't really notice on the course because a. I hadn't orienteered in a while and b. I didn't need to pace count at all today). So yeah, that explained why the course felt way longer than it should have.
Other than that, I am super happy about my performance today. Like, what the heck, I actually ran most of the course! (yes that is very rare for me oops). Especially after yesterday, I'm really happy about it! There was just one spot where I messed up a bit on the easiest control because I kinda forgot it existed. I was on my way to #12 when I realized I was thinking way ahead into the course (like I was thinking about #15 and stuff) and I started panicking at one point and turned around to run back like 30m until I found myself on the map and realized that I'm just an idiot all I needed to do was to keep going. Except for that, I had a really clean race and I'm happy with all of my route choices.
Here's the map:https://photos.app.goo.gl/fpU6CmDGE8WyQoEx5
My routes are drawn on QOC's routegadget if you are interested. And yeah I ahould dtop procrastinating and do my homework now oops.