Orienteering 2:21:25  12.94 mi (10:56 / mi) +241m 10:20 / mi
Day 2 of Petrified Forest Rogaine
Same terrain, but very different race than yesterday because other people were around. The majority of the time I was trailing Ian and Andy was behind, especially for the first half. Then Ian went off a complicated way to 81, and I corrected to my planned route. Saw Ian and Andy descending into the badlands as I was heading out.
But then I totally messed up the next control by being 10 deg off on my bearing counter-clockwise and too high. Bah! So back into the trailing Ian pattern for a few more controls.
And then, we choose a different order of controls - I had planned an order that let me have about a 600m road run towards the end and that was better. After that, we met up again and did about 3 controls together, but after that, he had to get one more final one and I was on my way in. So that move put me ahead , but only by 8 min, not the full 9 min I would have needed to pull ahead from yesterday's 2nd place.
So fun to be out there racing though, felt way more competitive and under pressure (in a good way) than yesterday!