Long Easy pace session.
One of the nicest long distances i have done in a long time. Awesome mix of terrain types. Felt a bit spooked sometimes by how many hunting towers there were and that it is moose hunting season. This distracted me somewhat but i just kept running and focussing on the orienteering.
Aim was easy pace, really focussing on simplifying the legs, using the strategy and sytematic process. Then accurately hitting the control in the circle. Also to maintain focus throughout, instead of sloppiness after an hour or so.
1 - bearing, aiming passing the green, and over hill top, using high point on left as guide into rentrant
2 - spotted path option, but aimed straight, some nice lines to follow. leg broken into three, ridge line, crossing to open area, then marsh crossing into control. tricky part was nearing control. after crossing marsh i wasnt sure where I was entrerring from, forest got denser, so aimed left then use the contour edge to contour round to the hill, worked well, just stopped to check
3 - not much to go off so bearing, and keeping tabs, passed through hill tops, then thorugh green to flat, edge of contour was my boundary, nailed the open hill with tower so nice into control
4 - aim for hill top and along the ridge, nearing control was tricky to spot as forest got greener near steep, but found reentrant and boulder.
5 - aimed for the big hill top then knew into control woudl be tricky, so plan on hill top started round high points, then read the deatil as I went along, from just after the little cliff, magnifer helped me maintain a steady speed, worked a treat. lots of concentration but best way
6 - straight again, using the veg bounary as a guide but stayed in forest, lots of brashing and felled shit made it slow, but kept line good, after pylon was looking for hill tops and channel, need to trust the bearing and in
11 - out to path then over the hill, yellow was shit, on the bearing was looking for the crag then just sneak round it up rentrant boom
10 - terrain change to some awesome tricky stuff, simlar to uppsalla i guess. on the bearing aiming for big marsh then climb to long ridges, long marsh helped to locate me, then followed ridge down to control.
9 - some of my favourite orieneering this leg, it is just so tricky. not effective to pick the detail all the way and i was struggling to simplify it. so was keeping tabs that my line was good, and occasionally trying to pinpoint features/whereabouts, there were three points along the leg that I was able to locate myself. first large hill (third of leg), channel with marsh at 60% leg, boulder at 80%, then picked into control, need to have a better approach and practice more in this style
8 - came a littel left and fllowed the high points to the hill, really small contours damn
7 - bearing bearing, thorugh the gap, nailed it,
12 had a play around just control picking features in the new terrain, super tricky but I loved it. reached path and then bearing aiming for the hill point, came in smooth
13 - bit of felling had me off line but spotted the marsh and came left
14 - got caught in some green shit which annoyed me so took the long path option, at the bend was on a bearing, aiming to pass over hill and down,using the contour lines of it as boundary, marsh near control helped me left was spot on
15 - simple, hill, ridge, after path, past hill, large rentrant, then pick into control, worked a treat felt comfortable
16 - combination of marshes and hill lines to navigate, worked well, constantly keeping check of the line, making sure i had a plan ahead, coming into control was tricky but could aim to pass over then use the down line as edge, was super small but found it.
- number 4 hills like this look simple but easy to loose time coming into control (need better strategy for controls like this)
- north section terrain, need better strategy, this was hard
- always have a plan ahead, systematic thinking it works
- felt good after the session, wasnt pushing hard but maintined a rather smooth flow thorughout, didnt feel tired