Orienteering race (US Champs) 38:23  *** 2.5 mi (15:21 / mi)
spiked:11/17c slept:7.5 shoes: Adidas ADZ16
US Champs at Prince William Forest Park Brutal race!! Started bad, off line to control 1. Got going slow to CP 2 and dithered through the woods. CP 3 was straight forward but messed up big time on CP4. Thought it was further, yet it was by the trail, like a white control. Did not realize the error until, I backtracked from CP 5. CP6 was no problem! Started off to CP7 planning to hit the trail to the right but got messed up and ended too far to the right. Hit trail and went the wrong way. Realized error and went west to hit stream. Backtracked to control but lost major time. Cross country to CP 8 was good, kitty cornered to CP9. Reeled off 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Totally ran by 16 on the way the finish and CP 17.
Very ugly race! Perhaps mentally a mess!!
Left Breezewood at 9:40 am and took 70 south to 522 and south through Berkely Springs to Winchester. Took 82 to 66 and est to 234 south. Got off at Manassas fat 12:15 pm for lunch at Salvadorean restaurant. Had 2 tongue tacos and a chicken one. Back on the road at 1 pm arrived at Prince William Forest at 1:40 pm. Did sprint model course but did not help in race.