orienteering race 31:39  *** 3.0 km (10:33 / km) +105m 8:59 / km
Hammond Pond Green, set by Michael Hughes. Fun course on fairly well known terrain. Effort was solid but not spectacular, with definite slowing towards the end. Was mostly satisfied as I did not make any glaring errors, but I could have twice avoided getting drawn astray by seeing irrelevant controls from a distance. I was also displeased to miss the superior trail option to #12, especially as I made an effort to look for it. I could definitely stand to augment my vision if I hope to be competitive.
After running the course, I caught up with Bill P who informed me that he was unavailable to run the Blue Hills course today. As I was already feeling somewhat neglectful of my family, I opted for the alternate training option of shadowing Bill as he ran his Green course. I was saddened but not shocked to learn that I was sufficiently slower even after having just run the event that I had trouble staying in contact. In fact I lost Bill on the trail run to #3, hindered in part because I was confused about which trail he had come out on. I continued on course to #9 without catching up and then opted to bypass #10 and #11. I was happy that Bill had a fairly clean run as I was concerned that my presence would prove a distraction.