Running warm up/down 15:00  1.5 mi (10:00 / mi) +20m 9:36 / mi
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters
Light warmup before Day O'. Good warmup (run to start) before Night O'.
Orienteering race 55:00  *** 7.8 km (7:03 / km) +300m 5:55 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes
Nice run on New, New Blue Mtn. Not pushing hard enough at first few, but otherwise a good run with mostly good routes on lots of long route choice legs.
Orienteering race*** 8.6 km ( / km) +250m / km
spiked:8/11c shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters
US Night O' Champs
Very hard effort on and off to the point that I almost threw up once on the course and once in the chute. Great light (Clem's). Navigated fairly aggressively, paying lots of attention to contours in much of the terrain, mixed with rough-to-line (road/fence/contour-ledge) & relocate fast runs on lots of compass. Pretty confused twice. Once I had enough info an terrain/compass memory to recover quickly. The other time I had a semi-confident relocation, plus a (nice-light) view of long spur off to my left to help me decide which reentrant to try next - a bit lucky on that one.
And it worked! My 2nd M21 Gold - US Night O' Champion 2005 - this time vs. ~20 competitors (compared to 4 last time...) feels even better! Next, goal: start running well against the same folks in the daytime ;)