Orienteering race 1:48:13  *** 9.79 km (11:03 / km) +210m 9:59 / km
spiked:16/24c rhr:50 slept:5.25
COC Long at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Well, first let me say that I spiked C10 today!
My legs were a little sore and tired from yesterday's races, so I started rather slowly, which certainly helped my navigation. Going to C4, I learned that the rough open land could be pretty deep - I had to bail to a trail earlier than I wanted, then I got sucked into a tiny patch of white to attack, when I meant to cut in at the big patch of white. I ended up avoiding the rough open most of the rest of the way. Leaving C8, I took off for the road, only to realize when I got there, that there was no good way to cut back in. The cemetery was OB, so I had to cut thru medium green to avoid that. I missed C11 way right, then spent too long deciding where to leave the trail for C12. The route to C14 actually had some fast-ish rough open, but I struggled to cut some distance to C15 by running thru that same color, then I started running towards C16 when I got into the woods (but they were close together and I corrected en route). I was distracted by others and went the wrong side of the hill to C17. I tried the rough open heading towards C18, but it was nasty and I had to bail to the trail, which was probably the better route anyway because of the hills/cliffs. C19 was another running leg, but I was starting to wear down, and I ended up walking several stretches on the way to C21. Leaving C23, I was catching two people quickly, and one pulled over to let me by, and had a front-row spot for my face-plant as I didn't see a narrow stump embedded in the grassy trail. I caught back up to the other guy, but he went diagonal thru some woods, while I had had enough green for the day, and ran around, and couldn't quite catch him on the way in.
So, no serious errors, but the terrain was a little tougher than I expected, and I was dragging a bit after yesterday, hence the 11-ish pace, instead of the sub-10 that I should have been capable of.
Zach picked up the win on the M-12 course, zipping thru in under 7 min/K. Nate also ran pretty well in M-16 (course 3/"Orange") and finished 3rd, only about 2 min. out of first.