Orienteering race 1:36:41  **** 6.5 km (14:52 / km)
13c shoes: Brooks Cascadias
First real course in awhile. Controls not discussed were decidedly ordinary
1- Meh, took me a little bit because I didn't have a definite route selected through the green. Once I got to the power lines I found it fine though.
2-Not too bad, had somebody in front of me who kept me honest in my endeavours. Wouldn't say I spiked the control but nothing to really complain about.
4- Dead reckoned and used the rocks to keep me on track, a short leg, SPIKED.
7- Got a little tripped up by the green and could've made this faster. Error wasn't too devastating though since it was a short leg.
8- HOLY SHIT. I spent 33 minutes looking for this thing. In retrospect I got into that KT mode where once I wasn't sure where I was I blundered about in the odd chance that'd I'd find the point in my black hole. Never works. Once I finally said screw it after following two different people and revisiting terrain several times ran to the river and found the rock fields I was looking for and headed in. If I drop 25 minutes off this point I go from finishing 29th to about 11th or 12. LTC(R) Turbyfill would probably asked if I measured. Which I didn't. In this case he'd be completely right. Oh well, such is Orienteering.
9- The Cross Country event of the course. Ran down a little trail and cut over to the road and then scaled a steeeeeeeep hillside and rank to a stone wall to find my point. My time was actually much slower than most people's by a good 4-5 minutes. Probably a combination of poor route micro route choice and just my general fitness level.
11- Didn't go far enough at first, should've known better even though it didn't make a huge difference.
12- There's no real optimal route through all that green I think. Was especially wet in there. No idea how people go that much faster through green that definitely warrants a fight.
13- Best split for getting to the go control. Literally just run through the campsite, haha.
I once again failed to measure like I should. My precision compass in terms of direction wasn't bad but without pace I'm using a handicapped tool. I think using terrain association with my PC went pretty well and I think with a couple more races maybe something'll click there.
Really working hard on never fully stopping, even when taking a bearing to my next point. Also still need to wean myself off handrails I think and work on my contours
Measure & Pace
Precision compass w/ precision and rough terrain.
As always, rough compass.