Orienteering race (Long Course) 2:17:59  ***** 5.2 km (26:32 / km) +250m 21:24 / km
spiked:7/10c shoes: Addidas Corner Blitz 8
Started okay to CP1 or 2. Decided to take an aggressive cross country route to CP3 when a long trail run would have been easy. Was doing okay using hydro line as reference but got brain fried and bailed east. Hit trail and thought I was in one place but elsewhere. Hit a water control and thought it was mine but did not check the number and it was not. Used it twice more before realizing my error. Relocated to CP3 easily but 1 hour error. CP4, 5 and 6 were not problem. Took a crazy route to CP7 and will it worked, I spent a lot of time at end figuring out where I was. 5:00 error. Rest of the controls were fine but lost too much earlier.
Took a learning gamble and it did not work out. Still was okay but was brain dead, noting the features but not making the correct decisions. Interesting day in the woods though! Failed to break my old record of 1:40 on a control and still finishing well under time.