Orienteering race 47:30  **** 5.09 km (9:20 / km) +175m 7:58 / km
shoes: New VJ Spikes
This was naski. Just pretty poor.
I was good before the road crossing, but a little sloppy on a few of the next ones, before hosing 9.
1) Poor planning. I have recently become pleased with my quick route choice planning - probably helpful in sprints and DVOA local meets, but not good here. I didn't even see the right trail route, and while it may not have been optimal, I should have considered it.
2) Parallel mistakes. My plan, as it was, involved keying off the cliffs on the left and noticing the squeezing of the contour shelf. I did not pace count, and when I saw likely cliffs off to my left, started looking for the control. Several minutes later, after I had started walking around, I could piece together what happened.
3) Bad compass. On the "spur" control and the one after it, my compass work was poor. The contours didn't match up with what I expected but I disregarded my compass altogether.