Night Orienteering 2:26:31  **** 6.1 km (24:01 / km)
shoes: Puhkikuluneet vanhukset '02
Night orienteering, mainly to practice for the Jukola Relay where I'm running the opening leg for SK Kanantaluttajat.
2½ hrs for 6 km - not bad, eh!
Although considering I've orienteered a 15 km track in 2 hrs, this may not be my best achievement ;)
I was never really lost (except a bit at the end when I mistook a pathway for another). The problem was reading the details...
The controls that took most time to find (24:46 and 36:31 mins) were just 100 and 200 m from the road. On the first one I was searching 50 m in the wrong place and the second was was just hard, nothing to read on the map, nothing. I was measuring my steps and looking at the compass constantly trying to find it - had to return to the road a few times and try again.
I wasn't really running, just jogging at a leisurely pace to save my legs for Sunday's half marathon - but still I was running, so maybe with perfect map reading I might've made it under 2 hrs ;)
I may be somewhat dysfunctional in the brain, even at night it shouldn't be this hard...
What I learned: I just have to be more careful when reading the map and need to understand map reading better. My problem isn't running too fast, it's that I'm too fucking stooopid and incapable of finding the controls.