Orienteering41:30 4.29 km (9:41 / km) +89m8:46 / km ahr:158 max:181 11c shoes: Mookie (O-Roc 280v2)
WCOC Ansonia NRE, Green
This was really fun, delightful terrain and course. Southern New England *does* have fun orienteering! I had almost forgotten.
Unfortunately we had a puke incident on the way down that delayed my arrival by almost an hour, so I had a very short warmup. Forgot to secure my laces. Things didn't seem right on the way to the first control and I dorked it up pretty good. My shoelaces had come untied, and normally I wouldn't have bothered to tie them but since I had already spent an extra 2 or 3 minutes on the leg I figured a little break to settle down and tie my laces was no biggie. On the way to 2 I realized that I had put my compass down while tying my laces and forgotten to pick it up again. Back I went, and there went another minute.
Turns out that I could actually read the map and mostly run in the terrain, and it was nice terrain to run in and a nice map to read. I hooked in to a few of the controls, lacking really awesome precision attacks, but I finished feeling all right.