Orienteering 26:50  1.27 mi (21:08 / mi) +54m 18:39 / mi
Final super-easy tune up at Gillingsrod. Did 11->8->12 of the long training course I have.
11 - Had a good plan, enacted it, went well.
8 - Missed. Compass drift about 300m from control and then parallel feature error close-in. Think some cliffs helped deflect me off bearing. Which can happen, but have to notice that and correct. Pretty quickly realized where I was (about 100m too far S of control), so wouldn't have been a huge error, but still, have got to keep all techniques working tomorrow.
12 - Good, was a bit sooner than I expected, but everything was telling me it was time to climb up the bank to the little hill and so it was.
Mantra for tomorrow: firm attackpoints, firm plan.
I just can't run off and lose my head in this terrain trying to go fast. There will be plenty of time to physically push it out there, when I'm deciding on a plan of action for each leg isn't it. So for any legs longer than about 300m, I won't let myself leave the previous control unless I have a dedicated plan. For long legs, I'll come to a full stop and consider any possible left/right trail options. If no possible trail options, I'll aim to run at big unmissable features and pick up the pace!!
Excited to race tomorrow. The terrain is amazing around here and know the race will bring good challenges.
Running 3:25  0.31 mi (11:01 / mi)
Jog into the car, reading some routes I didn't get to do out there.