Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 10:00  1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
Fair Hill State Park, MD. Warm-up for the DVOA A-Meet partly w/Eric Buckley.
Orienteering race (Foot) 58:09  *** 7.9 km (7:22 / km) +175m 6:38 / km
DVOA Fair Hill A-Meet at Fair Hill State Park. Unlike yesterday, I felt pretty good running. However, I ran all over the place not planning routes well enough before going. Controls #1, #2 and #3 were in a line. #2 and #3 were both root stocks and after punching at #2 I thought I was leaving #3. I had checked the control number but seeing it on my control description sheet I merely recognized it as a control I needed to go to. Going to #6, I was close and upon not seeing it, went on to the next reentrant and to #7. I recognized my error that time. Leaving #8, I set out a bad route choice to get to the field and had to change directions before getting there because of the thorns. Going to #13, Mark Cornish and Vadim's brother were just ahead. I passed them then thinking about them too much, I cut left without thinking through the choice well enough. I missed a trail turn and tried to correct getting caught in thorns. Realizing that I was getting in worse trouble, I tried to make up for it by running harder once I got to open fields. With my head down and not reading the map, my brain switched to running to #4 again which was almost en-route. I punched at #4 again, got behind some horses, then punched at #13 w/o even realizing it all. I ran harder to get up the hill to #14 but it was all for not with my mispunch and earlier errors. I should have taken more time planning routes especially through the field breaks.