orienteering 1:57:53  *** 5.72 km (20:37 / km) +235m 17:06 / km
11c slept:7.0 shoes: VJ LOPs
West Point Classic Distance - Round Pond - Green Y (F-Green)
Didn't sleep as well this night due to noisy people outside, pounding rain on the metal roof, and I also felt that it was colder. Woke up at 6:30 so I could drive other people to their starts -- really missing the shuttles this year. Napped in my car and got to the start line still feeling slightly bleary. Thankfully I woke up as soon as I got into the woods.
Started out slowly again, only *large* problem with the second control. I ended up way too far down the hill and had trouble trusting myself once I relocated so moved very slowly into it. After that things were better. I found it much easier to navigate today thanks to all the large water features. Also the longest leg was made pretty trivial thanks to a trail. (Long legs are often my downfall.) I felt like I wandered and got off purpose from 8 to 9... this leg just felt like it was taking forever as I picked my way around the green and cliffs. Finally, 10 to 11 was very steep downhill and rocky. By the end I was having problems really picking up my feet and tripped quite a bit including whacking my shin into a log I meant to step OVER.
I was pleased with this time when I finished, but now feel like it could have been better. I just move so slowly when the terrain is rocky and steep, this will probably never be my best area. I guess being slow is better than ending up with a broken ankle. I do have to say, after several years of dropping to Brown at WP, I thought I might be over extending myself this year but handled it all readily. Also I don't feel as beaten up as I think I should.
hiking 15:00  1.0 km (15:00 / km) +60m 11:32 / km
shoes: VJ LOPs
Walk to the start, much nicer than yesterday.