Orienteering race 41:18  **** 7.8 km (5:18 / km) +85m 5:01 / km
spiked:12/18c shoes: New VJ Spikes
Speedy put up a real nice time which looked to be challenging to match.
My race was interesting. Physically pushed the entire time and had good flow at and away from controls, but lousy going into controls. The normal Fatlands strategy is to navigate to the circle and see the flag. Somehow, that didn't work at all today. To make matters worse, it was hard to visualize certain features, so even when you realized you didn't see the bag, it was still hard to find it.
Anyway, somewhow I did edge out Speedy, but it was a lot of work. And Chuck (Crabby) showed some nice legs out there. He's tough, too. Without that 3 minute mistake, it would have been a different ball game.