Road running3:41 0.43 mi (8:34 / mi) +21m7:25 / mi ahr:135 max:148 shoes: Inov-8 200s
Orienteering race 31:35*** 4.26 km (7:24 / km) +25m7:11 / km ahr:156 max:168 spiked:8/11c shoes: Inov-8 200s
Meet 23 Race 39 Rautavaara Middle, 3.8 k Time to get back to logging. First run in Finland, testing out my actual age class. Had basically no clue what the map would look like. It turned out to be fairly flat but with many formline depressions. Exceptionally fast and fun, with good visibility so the intensity was still higher than recent runs.
Three mistakes -- 1) ran onto a parallel trail too early at C5. Stopped thinking about contours and the trail junction shape was wrong. Saved it a bit by contouring across.
2) Smaller error at the end of leg 6. I think the circle was off but more confusing was that the taped route started at an earlier control and went past ours, with the control seeming to be 20 m N. So I wobbled before getting back to the line. The route choice for the leg was suspect because a straigher route wound N and S of the marshes and I stayed entirely S.
3) Compass error/map reading partway to C8. Should not have kept paying attention.
Plusses, very solid from the start through C4, good pace. 23rd of 30. About 3.5-4 min of errors; 3 min cleaner would have made the top half. Back at it for the long tomorrow.