orienteer race 1:38:00  *** 5.52 km (17:45 / km)
Day Two at the US Champs did not go as well. I was not reading the map in advance, just reacting to what I saw. And then came control 2.
It was tricky and a lot of folks missed it. I din't mind that I missed it the first time. I do mind that I wandered first, then finally relocated, three times, before I found it. I should have stopped and relocated immediately; instead I wasted 15 minutes. Still need to work on this !!!!!
At least I settled down after that, and started to read the map. The rest of the course was slow, with some stupid route choices (like taking the eastern stream to #4, instead of the western one) but no big bobbles. Still sucking wind the whole way.
At least the finish was downhill today, so I had some fun sprinting in at the end. And a first: climbing a ladder on the way to the start! Very fun and unique.