Orienteering race 24:54  ** 3.6 km (6:55 / km) +110m 6:00 / km
spiked:22/27c shoes: Icebug
Nice sprint course. Goal achieved - just run to get a nat'l sprint result to erase the NAOC not punching the spectator control debacle. Goal not achieved: clean run. Tunnel visionsed the mandatory crossing point / busy road crossing...became so fixated on making sure I crossed properly that I passed 8, crossed street and almost hit 9, then realized I passed 8 so had to recross road, punch 8, then go back across road to 9. On 20 I read clue sheet that it was under bridge, so I ran down hill under bridge, only to realize I didn't account for the fact it is on the other side of the road that I can't cross due to the course restriction, so then had to run back up hill, cross over bridge, then back down hill on other side. 21 I just went to wrong control...very close to other one, so I got sucked in. That was a dumb mistake. Most of rest of course was pretty clean but felt sluggish the whole run, and looking at the pace I confirmed I was sluggish. Probably something to do with 4am wake up to catch the flight, but I also could have prepared better. Other goal not achieved (I assume): 70 on Blue. Th 68.5 on Middle Blue at Flying Pig gave me hope I could pull it off today, but doesn't look like I got the job done. Perfect weather, great course, lots of fun, and I was really happy to be out there after a tough week at work with my successful checkride Wed. Looking fwd to some snow-O tomorrow.
CY17 control goal count: 441