Orienteering race 54:09  *** 5.58 km (9:42 / km) +132m 8:41 / km
12c shoes: VJ Bold Grasshopper
Swedish League #2 medel
Not a good run. Couldn't pull my head in and focus, lost confidence and reverted back to old habits.
Things started to go wrong on #2, needed to be a little bit higher/more aware of my height + switched on with contact. But I was just too low and didn't realise that the gully was the one I was looking for, so wasted a ridiculous 6mins confusedly doing a big loop to come back to it. I need to improve how I make mistakes and how I relocate. Big time. Lost 3mins at the end of #3, not interpreting or reading the detail properly. Let myself get distracted by some other people and paid the price. Similar problem on #4 but less extreme. Didn't read contours properly going to #5 so was way to high, ended up past #6, another 3:30 gone here. Ran the next 3 legs in a bit of a group because most courses had the same legs, which was lucky because I was so low confidence by this point and not orienteering well at all, I think it helped me reset a little so that the last part was less awful. Super hesitant through them anyway though so still losing time on them. Picked an ok route on the long leg but execution was bad, got pulled by another girl then didn't want to follow what she was doing so went through a heap of green instead, and didn't do that properly either so was stuck in it a lot longer than I should've been.
#10 was about the long good leg on the whole course apart from the first, because I actually did what I should've and simplified and used the contours.
One to learn from and file away.
Nice day and forest though, and can always learn lots from races like this.