Orienteering race 26:51  *** 2.0 km (13:26 / km) +180m 9:16 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon
West Point Day 2 Sprint Green. I think this time the issue was O-overload. Physically, I felt good, and was able to keep running up the hills and stairs (contrary to prior expectation). But mentally, some cogs were definitely loose. Hared off at the start, and immediately lost contact. Backtracked, found the control, and promptly did the same thing again. Stupidly ran up around the top end of the big cliff and down to the control, then ran up there again 2 controls later. Had trouble seeing the way between the buildings and walls after that and basically went where I saw others going. Not such a bad result after all, but I think I owe it to pure stamina on the uphills. Overall, another 3rd in M60. Glen T. and Ron B. were pretty steady in all 4 races. They did well.
The 2xMiddle, 2xSprint format was good, if somewhat grueling. If I had to change one thing this weekend (other than my terrible mistake on the middle today), I'd get a lot more serious about food. One way or another, it wasn't enough, or it was the wrong time, or it wasn't the right kind. I wouldn't have lasted another day.