Orienteering race 56:45  3.85 km (14:44 / km) +70m 13:31 / km
length is an estimation of what i think i did.
analysis to collect my thoughts:
1: honestly don’t remember how i got to 1 but i did decent so that’s nice.
2: on 2 i should’ve gone west but i took a compass bearing from the rocks and as always i messed my compass bearing up and ended up on a trail. walked the rest of the way to 2 to not make another mistake (like i did at nationals haha)
3: knee pain started at 1 but increased when going to 3, walked a good amount but i did run a bit. as i got to 3 i went up the hill which was a mistake because my fitness is pretty awful right now and took a minute to find the control
4: did decent, got tired and had some knee pain
5: should’ve gone on the forest side of the vegetation boundary to begin with, hesitated for a minute on that, also crossing the stream was really fun
6: tired again, slowed down
7: tired, walked up the hill, got off at the first set of rocks cause i wasn’t focusing
8: i liked this control and route choice was good
9: boardwalk was slippery, went slow on these and was tired
10: i saw zariah and honestly was thinking about how fast zariah was going to overtake me (not long), again i was tired, liked this control too
11:i was tired, collected myself for a minute and then started to actually run
overall my fitness is really not where i want it to be, but i can’t as much as i would like with a bad knee, made some avoidable mistakes but the course was really good