Orienteering race 1:05:47  *** 8.0 km (8:13 / km)
23c shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons
Queen's birthday day 1 at Telephone Track I think it was. Had an ok run, there were good and bad parts... Made a mistake at 7 as it was quite vague and couldn't see the group of knolls I was looking for :( In hindsight it would have been better to approach the control from the track to the right, much safer. But I was actually ok for the notorious control 6 which lots of people messed up. Then I had a moment of lost concentration around 14 which meant I went too low and hesitated around there for a while before going up higher to get the control. After 6 I had caught up to Rachel and from then on we were sort of taking the lead back and forth for the rest of the course. There were a few moments where I got ahead and should have got away from her, but some small mistake would allow her to catch up.
Then I went through the spectator control, and to my extreme surprise someone said I was in second place! So then I kind of freaked out and of course I made a mistake, at number 21 :( Went to 22 instead and then didn't use my compass to get back to 21 but got back to it in some roundabout way :( Stupid! Anyway, lost second place and a few minutes because of that. But I still was third so that's a very good result for me :)
Goal for tomorrow - have an even cleaner run! Concentrate 100% of the time - it is in that one moment where you let your mind drift that everything falls apart. Oh and be more aggressive on the long legs - I have a tendency to slow down and hesitate more than I need to.
Running warm up/down 10:00 
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons
Warm up, didn't warm down... oops. It was rainy though and I didn't much feel like it.