Orienteering 2:27:01  *** 4.0 km (36:45 / km) +150m 30:57 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips
First day at Taylorsville Lake State Park, Kentucky, a part of the Kentucky Outdoor Games. I made two very stupid mistakes today. I had a plan for the first control, but couldn't see it where I thought it should be in a ditch, so I continued west through three more ditches, then knew exactly where I was again, and it was wrong, so I went back and found it where I had originally looked, and burned 22 minutes.
The next three were fine. Then I made the stupidest move. I had a good plan, got to a ruined fence about 60 meters west of the control, but had a brain lapse, and went south along the ruined fence. When I realized I was going in the wrong direction, I wasn't sure where I was, relocated, and still couldn't find it. I relocated once again, decided if I couldn't find it, I would DNF, but got it. This took 33 minutes. Of course, I was walking all this time, and it was very steep, so I was getting tired.
I spike the next few controls, and then at the next to last, had to search around in the high weeds for a few minutes. This was a really bad day.