Alriiight! I had a feeling this was going to be an awesome course. The bad part was that I woke up feeling sick and was feeling really tired before even starting. I usually rely on my physical strength when orienteering, but this wasn't going to work today. My super powers would go and come back during the course, and I did run some parts of it like a beast, but also had some weak moments. I also wanted to make this course more fun for me by being more aggressive and not allowing myself safe route choices.
Start -> 1. My run to the first control was excellent. It started by me falling into the stream and getting a cool pre-adventure shower. Wake up, Lina! I think I liked that. Got up fast, and ran straight to the control. This was great compass work, because besides the stream I weren't able to read any other features. Perfect get Lina lost control, but my time was good.
1->2 Tried to stay more to the right to get into the reentrant and go to 2 from there.
3->4 came out to the trail more right than I wanted. Somewhere at the loop. Not focused here. Wasted few minutes.
5-7 easy straight.
7->8 too confusing, took some time.
8->9 wandering between marshes, not bad.
9->10 Took a reentrant out of 9 and then used my deer skills when jumping over all that green stuff. Had a good timing here. Good deer is a good deer.
10->11 This one was a disaster. I find it hard to keep focus for more than few controls in a row, so this easy leg didn't go well for me.
After passing 19th control on the way I took the wrong trail and ran to the wrong field.
12-13 easy straight.
13->14 another super disaster. I think my head was already not working or something. Seems like an easy control.
14->15 safe route choice through the field. Didn't want another disaster.
15->16 took trail.
16->17 easy straight.
17->18 someone running my course was running in front of me. Almost forgot to check the number of control, but then remembered yesterday's mistake.
18->19 Stood there for a minute, couldn't decide which way I wanted to go. I wanted to lay down and not go anywhere. Made a bad route choice here and ran-walked around.
19->20 already dying.
I met my goal here. I successfully ignored all the wrong people that I met in my course. And got a lot of compass practice.
I made a lot of mistakes this weekend but I still did better than I thought I would. It was fun. :)https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/U9t74vIJoyKp77oR...