Orienteering race (Club Meet) 57:04  *** 7.84 km (7:17 / km) +195m 6:28 / km
ahr:171 max:191 spiked:13/14c shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330
MVOC Event - Germantown MetroPark (East), Germantown, Ohio.
Red Course: 6.0km, 13c, 185m (1:10 000, 5m).
Course Setter: Matt Bond
~50F, mostly sunny.
I wasn't planning on running much more than 50min today, but a 6km Red course proved tempting enough that I went for it. I would simply just walk back when I hit 60min. Luckily, things went rather smoothly except for one control. I'm still not entirely sure what happened enroute to #9. The plan was to come out just S of the corner of the rough open field, but something weird was going on with my compass and I proceeded to lose my concentration and direction as I neared the top of the spur. I thought I had figured out my position once I reached the field, but as I took a bearing the traverse across, I really lost it and drifted far south to the buildings. My map was folded just so it was hiding the buildings and power line, so I wasn't able to correct until way too late. Then attacking the control from the road/driveway junction, I missed it north a bit. Dersu was searching for it as well. It seemed the map is a little off there.
That leg took almost 16min! Unfortunately the SI-unit's clock at #8 was not in sync so we have no way of comparing splits. I'd guess that I lost 4-5min there. Despite the big mistake, I managed to beat out the others on Red. More importantly, the L-knee held up for the duration! It's another positive step towards full recovery! :)
Cycling (Stationary) 45:00  13.81 mi (18.4 mph)
Level 9, Manual, 498c.
Stretching out the legs a bit before dinner.