Orienteering race 1:57:35**** 7.1 km (16:34 / km) +185m14:39 / km ahr:141 max:166 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B
Boulder Dash Day 2 Green
This was more trail running and I didn't make a big mistake. From 6 to 7 ran the trail and then intended to go back out to the trail from 7 to 8. I never went far enough, but was afraid I had missed it and passed it, so was confused for a while until I hit the stone wall. Then I figured out where I was and attacked from there. So that split was slow. I also messed up at the end going from 12 to 13. I just wanted to get out to the trail quickly and headed due south. When I hit the trail I just started running and missed that there was a trail junction. Went the wrong way heading back toward the start and then figured it out and went back.
Orienteering race 2:03:20**** 4.14 mi (29:47 / mi) +150m26:47 / mi ahr:136 max:165 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B
Boulder Dash, Day 1 Green.
Yikes! I lost 15 minutes on one control. I started off poorly by not realizing that the streamers to the first control were for everyone and not just for the white course, so I was slower than I should have been. At number six, I came in just below the control but thought I was above, so went down and then had to correct. Also head trouble from seven to eight because I misread up and down. I was convinced I was going east and downhill to the pond until I passed a stream flowing the other way. That made it all make sense. Big muck-up at number 12. I attacked from the trail and thought that I was being careful to approach up the reentrant, but things weren't making sense. I figured I was too far west, so when I started hitting marshes, I corrected by going east. It never managed to make sense and I bailed back to the trail and attacked again from the large boulder. When I finally saw my track I can see that I was actually too far east the entire time. The reentrant I wanted must not have been as obvious as I anticipated.