Running warm up/down (Road) 4:00  0.4 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330
Brief warm up jog between car and the start.
Orienteering race (Club Meet) 55:21  *** 7.29 km (7:36 / km) +180m 6:45 / km
ahr:160 max:177 spiked:23/26c shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330
OCIN Meet - Governor Bebb Preserve, Okeana, Ohio.
Red Course: 6.0km, 26c, 160m (1:7500, 5m)
Course Setter: Adam White
~50F, sunny, clear
The goal for today was to practice being slow and clean, but I didn't execute it very well on a few legs. #2 I was never in trouble of not finding it, but my route choice left a little to be desired. #3 was a screw up as I got pulled to the reentrant SW. Then I followed the wrong trail when exiting #3, coming out to the junction by #8 instead of the sharp bend W of #4. Everything went smoothly until #16, where I did a horrible job from my attack point, and compounded the problem by just running, hoping to just see the control. I was 150m north of the control by the time I stopped to backtrack, and still it took 2 more attempts of attacking the control (from different spots) before I finally nailed it! That lost me ~5:30min!! On the leg to #26, I chose to go right which is probably slower due to all the extra climb.
Fun course by Adam. Although a few controls were visible from a distance, they were enough challenging legs out there. The northern and southeastern parts of the map continue to befuddle me for unknown reasons. I once again failed to notice the map scale was 1:7500, which might explain some of my troubles.
Orienteering 1:13:15  *** 4.49 km (16:19 / km) +165m 13:47 / km
ahr:120 max:161 shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330
50s, sunny, clear - After running the course at Bebb, drove to MWW to meet Serge for some o-training. We worked on distance estimation, followed by a line-o through the badlands area (near SW shore of the lake), and some bearing exercises. The line-o was slow going, as I wanted to be sure of my location at all times. Ideally, I should try to do this at a faster pace, but I still got a lot out of it. Verbalizing the terrain and upcoming features to each other was very helpful.
Total time spent was close to 90min, but there was a lot of standing around.
Saw a lone turkey trotting around on a ridge.