orienteering race 1:13:21  *** 3.4 km (21:34 / km) +60m 19:49 / km
15c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280
NAOC Middle - Carp Ridge North - F21-34A (Course 8)
Went to the warm up area on the way to start, since reading about people's experience in the model had me a little worried about the difficulty of the terrain.
Legs had no zip today, although the footing was not great in most areas (lots to trip over) so I couldn't run much anyway. Some controls were great and some were not. Made a parallel error of sorts on 3, and there was actually a bag where I ended up, but the number was not right. (I think it was one for tomorrow.) Wasted some time here trying to figure out what was going on, but did eventually regroup and find the actual control. Lost about 10 minutes, worst of the day. Went out to trail to the NE between 5 and 6, not willing to risk diving into the green. Another stupid one at 8, which was right by the trail, entering the woods too far N and then wandering even further N, hitting the wire fence again.
The biggest embarrassing mistake was getting confused in the field, completely blowing by 9, then arriving at the spectator control (10) thinking that was 9, checking the code, and having to go back.
The rest after that was pretty easy though, and I actually finished 5th of 9 starters and in cross-referencing the start list it looks like 3rd North American, though I'm not sure if that matters in the A class.