Orienteering race 2:32:53  22.2 km (6:53 / km) +645m 6:01 / km
shoes: White Jalas, no studs
US Long Championships Blue - another good race though not quite as clean and I felt the effort of Saturday in my legs from the start. Messed up the second control in particular though the time loss felt like less than a minute. Ate four gels and drank at every opportunity so it didn't feel like I died too badly as the race went on. Though my quads were giving warning signs for the last few kilometers that they might seize up if the race went on much longer. Quite annoying being on the wrong side of a five second margin between third and fourth but I won't beat myself up over it. Though I think I will replace the laces on the shoes I wore - the new Jalas Blacks I wore on Saturday had long enough laces that I was able to double up the knot several times. Since they weren't dry for Sunday, I changed to the studless white Jalas shoes I use for sprints with significant amounts of pavement and the laces weren't long enough to tie more than doubly. I had to retie one shoe or the other a few times during the race.
I enjoyed the terrain and map at Fair Hill - finding controls was generally easy but planning ahead to have easy transitions between the fields and woods on long legs was quite challenging. I hope the vegetation, etc. will be slow to change so DVOA will be able to keep the map tolerably up to date.