Orienteering race 1:19:07  *** 7.7 km (10:16 / km) +230m 8:56 / km
14c rhr:48 slept:7.25
US Champs Day 1 Red at Diamond Bay.
I thought I was ready to put up a decent performance - I was getting used to reading the quality maps out here. Unfortunately, I made an enormous early blunder. On the way to C3, because of the way I folded the map, I started running towards C6, thinking it was C3. I guess the good news is that I spiked it, but when the code was wrong, I became thoroughly confused. I tried to relocate and headed back towards it, as Sandra came thru and punched - but when I got there, the code was still wrong. I looked down the clue sheet and saw the code and realized what I had done wrong. Very depressing, and then I had to run uphill to C3 to boot.
It was tough to stay motivated after a 10+ minute error, so I wasn't quite as quick as I should have been after that - too much walking up hills and even in sage.
Perhaps more comments when I have my map.
29, 450, 2240, 2723, 3030, 3812, 4453, (miss?), 5031,
5754, 10629, 11305, 11606, 11819, 11907