Orienteering 18:14  1.18 mi (15:27 / mi) +27m 14:25 / mi
2c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Navy
Did the other side of the road practice controls. Unfortunately they had taken the flags down. I only found 2/5 and got really confused on the rest, but at least I got this out of my system before the race!
Orienteering race 2:15:36  **** 11.1 mi (12:13 / mi) +275m 11:21 / mi
24c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Navy
Quantico long blue
This was a great long course! A good mix of long legs with lots of choices. It went really well for me, I kept up a running pace better than maybe ever before, especially for a course this long. I also didn’t really have any navigation errors, just a few in optimum route choices.
2-3 felt like it took forever
4-5, also felt very long and slow. I didn’t have a solid plan until about halfway thru the leg, so it probably could have been better. At one point I was running on a trail with obstacles and found myself high stepping barbed wire!
9 was on a really cool blown up airplane impeller!
10-11 I had glanced at ahead of time and saw how long it was. There was a fairly direct trail option but it looked confusing and lots of up and down. I opted for the easier longer option around on the roads, curious to see how it stacks up. At this point I was 1:24 in and not even halfway on controls!
Really started fading at about 17, a second gu would have been nice.
19 was almost a disaster as I realized I was basically wandering, and it was the same area I had a mistake in yesterday. Luckily I realized it while I had just enough map contact to slow down and correct without too much lost time.
Just tried to keep up a slow jog thru the last 4, and was able to. Really happy with this run!