orienteering race (green) 2:06:16  *** 5.9 km (21:24 / km)
spiked:7/11c shoes: Olway - no studs
Boulder Dash, Day 1, Fox Forest NH, Green M. Raining most of the time so you can imagine how well I did. After an easy start to the first control and a conservative pace to the 2nd, the orienteering started and I promptly screwed up. While keeping the logged area to the right I veered to far left and was running along the marsh instead. From a distance it looked like the same open stuff as the logged area. Started hitting unexpected stone walls and trails but glasses had fogged up and I could not see the map well enough to tell where I was without a lot of time lost. Figured it out, ran around the marsh but had the same problem near the control. Trails, boulders and stone walls in the woods but could not see the map well enough to locate myself exactly. Eventually determined I was low, went higher and found the control. More cautious for the next controls and with large attack points no problems with 4-7. Feeling good again until missing 8. Drifted left again, missed the bag and could not see well enough to relocate. Found the nearby blue/red? control but even from there could not find mine. Went back to the trail and came in from the jct again and this time found it. 9 was just a comedy of errors. Looking at the map later in good light, I felt I should have taken the stone wall along the edge of map. Instead decided on the conservative trail route to come in from the other side. This time I did not drift left just a little, went way left and took forever to reach the trail. Think I hit it at about the spot I should have been cutting off. Of course I did not know that until I had run down it and hit the road at the edge of the map. No problem, come back a little, cut in and find the control. -- Except I could not find the control. In the right area but could not find it, saw others in the area who did manage to come in find it and disappear again. Back out to the trail and attacked from where I had originally planned to, and this time the bag was right there. Rest uneventful but slow. I had not expected to be out over 2 hours. 3 blown controls accounted for over 80 minutes of my time. I was not last, but was close to it.
run warm up/down (road) 9:40  1.5 km (6:27 / km)
shoes: Olway - no studs
Warm up before orienteering. Run from parking to start.