Orienteering race 3:03:30 25.0 km (7:20 / km) +700m6:26 / km shoes: O-VJ Integrator Spikes
An excellent run at the US Long O' champs, leading by a good margin, until I hit a total no-man's land on the map. Very disappointed afterwards to know I was doing so well and that I'd lost it because I trusted the map which was totally irregularly detailed in the area the course setters chose to use.
I lost it physically too after the point where I over-trusted the map and made my biggest error in years, so it's unclear if, had that map been solid there, if I'd have been able to hold pace enough for the last 20-30 minutes to keep the lead, but still quite disappointed about the end result vs. what it should've been.
That said, the terrain and well-mapped parts were great, the water/drink/food stops were very nice, and trying hard to pull away from Maricel for an hour was fun too, and the weather was good. So despite the map issues and late in race exhaustion, I generally enjoyed the day.