Orienteering 3:16:46  6.7 mi (29:22 / mi) +899ft 26:03 / mi
shoes: Ruby Red Slippers
Blue: 20 controls, 7 km, 440 m
Actual Distance Traveled: 10.7 km
Actual Climb: 274 m
Not my finest performance. In the past Pohick Bay hasn't been too challenging for me. That was not the case today, although I think that can be blamed in large part on sloppy job I did looking for certain controls.
I goofed on a number of controls. Probably my biggest mistake was heading W instead of S when I was searching for 8/131. I expected to find the control much faster than I did, winged it, and paid the price. I eventually circled around enough that I wound up back at the previous control. My second attempt at finding 8/131 was successful although even that took me longer than I wanted it to take.
My other big problem was the heat. It caused me to sweat a lot. It got on to my glasses. I stopped numerous times to wipe them clean but probably not often enough. It wasn't as bad after I decided to keep my hat on my head. The hat Seemed to absorb most of the sweat. I really need to look into getting some good headgear so to help me avoid these kinds of situations during the warmer months of the year.