orienteering race (west pt middle #2) 1:21:24*** 3.07 mi (26:31 / mi) +725ft21:40 / mi ahr:115 max:145 spiked:7/12c slept:7.0 shoes: INOV8 OROC 340
Nominal 4.0 km. I think my routes on most legs were pretty good -- haven't really looked at alternatives yet. I got confused on 6-7 by an unmapped building so took a long route, and lost a couple minutes starting out on a bad route on 9-10. I felt distracted most of the race (nervous?), but focused much better than yesterday. Succeeded also on improved flow and going the direction my compass directed. I am trying to strike a balance between simplifying the map and not losing my place. Did pretty well at that today. Again, I'm having trouble distinguishing boulders, cliffs, boulder clusters, which cliff I'm looking at. I would have liked to have run more, but just couldn't - between the footing and trying to see the detail of the map; so I feel a little dissatisfied at the end. Finished 15 of 30 in the greens (M&F) 60% longer than the winning woman (Molly Kemp), #4 in my class and <10% longer than the winner (maprunner).
orienteering race (west pt sprint #2) 40:22*** 1.82 mi (22:11 / mi) +470ft17:49 / mi ahr:125 max:143 spiked:9/15c shoes: INOV8 OROC 340
1st 6 min of track missing b/c I still don't know how to operate my watch. I did poorly in the rocky areas: blundered routes to 4 and 6, was led to most controls by others once I got anywhere close. Trouble with focus again. Enjoyed the legs on developed parts of campus. Finished 50/55 of greens (M/F), ~80% longer than 1st F Izzy B. 3rd in my class, 25% longer than barb.
orienteering race (west point middle+sprint) 1:58:02 4.69 mi (25:10 / mi) +865ft21:25 / mi ahr:119 max:149 slept:7.0 shoes: INOV8 OROC 340
Track shows middle and sprint combined, with the first minute of middle missing, includes post-race wandering. Middle: Botched routes to 4 and 8. Did poorly on several others. Seriously distracted by other runners in a nervous kind of way. Baffled by rocks and cliffs, and I think that really threw me off. Unable to follow compass. BUT I found them all, albeit with lots of help from seeing ofthers find them. Loved the 2nd 1/2 of my 9-10 leg, rel. happy with 1 and 2. Spiked 4/12, at least wandered on all others. 16/29 green ,. 90% longer than IzzyB. 4/~8 in my class, 33% longer than maprunner and way behind #3. Need to work on: ignoring others, compass use, interp of rock features. Sprint: 24:53. Happy with the legs in developed areas, esp 6-7. Did a pretty good job of looking and planning ahead and with flow. Bad nav on 1-2 (nervous abt rock features), 10-11. Spiked 9/13. Finished 48/64 of M/F greens, 50% longer than Izzy B; 3/? in my class, <10% longer than map runner. Need to work on: switching to sprint scale.