Orienteering (Trail O) 1:28:00  ***
Trail O Team Trials at West Point.
After a long night on the Red Eye I was pretty darn tired upon arriving at West Point. Since the Trail O Trials was the primary reason I had come, I figured it was better to rest up and be at my best for that, so I skipped the middle course and took a little nap. This was one of my best Trail O finishes in quite a while (only missed one, 3rd place on time alone) and I met my goal of securing a spot on the team. I'm very excited to be taking my first overseas trip and attending my first WOC since the US hosted in 1993.
A very nice trail O course with a lot of good challenges and one controversial control. I'm still finding that the toughest part of trail O is just deciding whether to protest or not :-)
Orienteering race (Sprint) 25:42  *** 2.5 km (10:17 / km) +60m 9:11 / km
What fun after the trail O to get out on the Sprint course. This was a really fun race and since I was fresh I was able to do well. Spent a lot of course either chasing or being chased by Dagmar Merkova. Generally a clean run. Took a slightly less than optimal route to 7 - I had a little difficulty figuring out exactly which path I was on until I got close enough to identify the road and then corrected to head off in the right direction. Also a little bobble on the way from 16 to the finish. I was trying to cut across the terrain toward the finish, but wasn't reading the map right and ended up just detouring back to the trails and losing time.