Orienteering race 2:06:32  8.09 mi (15:38 / mi) +787m 12:01 / mi
shoes: Solomon Speedcross - Green
Flying Pig - Long - Red
So many hills. The route choice for this course was great! Not happy with how long it took me to select routes, I was so indecisive. And I definitely picked some poor routes even after all the deliberation.
1-4 were clean and it felt like I was moving pretty well. Went around on the road to 4. I think it was faster to take the creek - I didn't realize how open it was down there. On the way to 5 I took the creek and climbed up a ridiculously steep hill. I must have been in the circle when I decided I was too far S. Wandered for a bit. Then saw Igor punch, right where I had come up the hill in the first place...
Fine to 6 and then the next few didn't go so well. Decided to get to 7 I would climb all the way up a huge hill and then all the way back down instead of taking a nice flat road....what was I thinking? Went slightly too far down the spur and had to backtrack to grab 7. And then nothing like making the same mistake twice in a row. Did the exact same thing headed down the spur to 8. Looked at the map and thought 9 was on a hill. Great, I can just run that general direction and I'll see it! But it was actually in a reentrant...went up one too early and then hit the correct one. Smooth sailing after that.
All of my mistakes were minor, I always knew roughly where I was, but there were more than I'd like. Tough course - those hills were huge.