Orienteering race 54:50  **** 7.5 km (7:19 / km)
shoes: Spikeless VJs
Stumble short. Luckily I was doing it non competitively, because otherwise it would have been a bit frustrating. I was considering entering the whole thing as "training" but since I "raced" for part of it (despite some lack of _initial_ intention of doing so) I have tried to figure out a few splits.
The overall time is what I think it to me to hit the finish circle on the first loop. I didn't think to take a split there (initially) because I assumed something would happen. But, it turns out the map exchange wasn't set up yet...
Anyway, prior to that. Vadim, Wyatt and I were more or less together through much of the race. kind of led through the first window, Wyatt took over driving to the next window, and then a mountain goat-like Randy took the point through that. Wyatt led again through the last window, espcially as I struggled with control descriptions.
Then, I decided to run a little bit and pushed downhill. I missed 18 a bit left, hitting the big dirt road before going back in, and 20 a bit because I went to high (thinking that the control was up a contour (on a stream that looked like a contour.) Anyway, at that point I just decided to powere through the map exchange, comfortable that I had a lead, and Vadim and Wyatt a little bit behind had a lead over Jon T. and Randy.
Anyway, I get to the map exchange area, look around. Stop, walk around. Wyatt and Vadim show up and Wyatt suggests following the streamers, so we do, end up at registration. Get drinks and are told to go back to the exchange to wait for the maps. So, we dutifully run back. When we get there (after about 1.5 K extra) Randy and Jon are there and maps show up momentarily.
So, I follow through with my plan to do the short stumble and start on the little 2 K coda. Mess up 23 a little bit, but next control fine. But, of course, the last control presented problems. I get to the area, the feature, run around, walk around, stop. Run some more (spend about 7 minutes) decide it's not there, and jog it in. The finish chute constituted my cool down.
Despite all this, it was still fun, and a realy nice day. Just not a "race."
Other split worth mentioning: 52:59 (I think is when I hit control 22).
Orienteering 33:00  *** 3.5 km (9:26 / km)
shoes: Spikeless VJs
This includes road run to registration and back and the 7 minutes searching in vain for the shoplifted control. And the short stumble coda loop.