Orienteering1:39:34**** 7.63 mi (13:03 / mi) +330m11:30 / mi ahr:170 max:195 22c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray2
GNC classic day 2- blue Hard labor creek state park 10.1k, 225m
After being sloppy yesterday I made an effort to focus on attack points today, sometimes picking slightly longer but easier to execute routes. Besides a few lapses it definitely paid off, as I almost had the run of my life.
8- I intended to arc to the road loop and come back in. Just as I was starting to panic that I had missed the large target I stumbled on the flag. It felt like I cheated.
13. Slight overshoot. I was pacing but my running pace count must have been underestimated. Then I saw syd roll through and got confused about where she might be headed. Once I refocused I corrected. Lost 1-2 min.
21. The second to last, and arguably easiest control, on a cabin. The last couple controls I was really struggling mentally and it was taking everything to keep my head in the game. Apparently that focus ran out. I drifted to a different group of cabins and ran all thru them looking for flags before realizing my mistake. 4 minutes lost in such a sillly way.
Overall I think this race is a good sign. I kept up an amazing pace <10/km and stayed well focused for 1.5 hours. I just need 10 more minutes. Hopefully that comes with fitness.
Orienteering37:00** 1.76 mi (21:02 / mi) +76m18:32 / mi ahr:118 max:155 7c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray3
Orienteering19:06*** 1.29 mi (14:48 / mi) +93m12:05 / mi ahr:144 max:179 11c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray3
Training course. I love that GNC goes the extra mile to put these out
Orienteering1:51:31**** 7.15 mi (15:36 / mi) +468m12:58 / mi ahr:169 max:198 20c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray3
GNC Classic day 1 Camp Rutledge - Hard Labor Creek State Park 9.8km, 335 m
I was able to keep up a good pace today, but was not very clean on the approaches which ended up costing me 1-3 minutes on multiple controls. Really need to focus and not just wing it.
2 - hit the trail N and had to come back down. 4 - got turned around exiting 3 and left the trail thinking I was at a completely different point. Once i corrected that i proceeded to miss the circle ending up too far east. 5- slight overshoot 9 - the hill up to 9 addled my brain and I whiffed the approach. Syd caught up to me here (8 minutes gained on me). 10 - syd passing me got in my head. must have just missed it but had to reattack. 13- slight overshoot 19 - got distracted by a flag that was SE and had to correct
Orienteering40:43*** 1.47 mi (27:42 / mi) +63m24:28 / mi ahr:118 max:159 11c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray2
Orienteering35:38*** 3.18 mi (11:12 / mi) +147m9:48 / mi ahr:154 max:180 12c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray2
GNC Middle Bert Adams Scout Reservation 4.8 km, 140m
We were cutting it a little close and parked about 15 minutes before my start time. I quickly checked in, put on shoes and headed straight to the start line. I was a little flustered but took a few deep breaths before setting off. Turned out to be one of my cleanest and fasted races ever. One minor bobble ending up on a spur just E of the correct one for 5. Otherwise i was clean and kept a good running pace.
Orienteering40:18** 2.64 mi (15:16 / mi) +92m13:47 / mi ahr:136 max:183 6c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 - Gray2
Flag pick up. Had visited 4 of them already, but attacked from different directions mostly