Orienteering 1:25:25  *** 8.7 km (9:49 / km)
spiked:11/17c shoes: Mudclaw O+340
CNYO Turkey-O at Highland Forest. A little further south than last years meet, but much more snow. The sun was out, but I was battling cold feet for the entire run.
The first loop was fairly clean with #5-#6 being my worst leg. I came out of #5 too much to the west and wound up having to head out to the road much sooner than anticipated. Saw Mike at #7 and we ran more or less the same pace until #3 on the second loop. I hit #4 pretty clean and did not see him after that. Tried to pick the best routes the rest of the way out, and ran cautiously - but it didn't seem to help. Many Gil sightings during the last 4 controls.
Biggest hiccup was with with #1 on second loop - I stayed too high coming down a slope and missed my reentrant. Fortunately was caught by the next one, and relocated by going down to the stream junction. Had not completely separated from Mike at that time and knew he took a different route. I concentrated more on where he would pop out of the woods than staying in contact with the map. I need to work on staying focused.
Orienteering 12:51  *** 1.3 km (9:53 / km)
spiked:7/9c shoes: Mudclaw O+340
CNYO Turkey-O "Head Bangers"??? sprint. Should have spent my 12 minutes recovering from my first run. Was fairly demoralized on #3 to #4 where I got intimate with the pine trees in the 'white' and even more so on the hill up to #7. I was glad when it was over.