Orienteering 17:02  1.85 mi (9:12 / mi) +82m 8:06 / mi
Point Lobos, Golden Gate NRA
Stage Two of Sprint the Golden Gate and first round of the Sprint Tourney
With the declaration that there would indeed be 3 races today as of 5pm last night (thanks to Mikkell for the call+messages!), I threw together my stuff and just barely made it onto my flight to SFO from Portland, whew!
I was seeded into heat 6 for this first round of the tournament and started off, but eep! Both sides of my 'map' were blank!
Lost maybe 10-15 seconds, so had people to chase to 1 and then 2, but the leaders took off within the VA hospital to try to get to 3, and I did the immediate necessary 180 and pulled ahead. Still in contact with others, but mostly leading through 6 and then I didn't sense the others thereafter.
Imperfectly executed routes:
5->6: Should have immediately turned around for a bit shorter and less climb.
8->9: I choose low route, Vlad says high route was probably fastest.
11->12: I took safer/less energy road route, should have just contoured.
13->14: Took indistinct trail instead of staircase from circle in the first instance, should have kept better track of direction.
14->15: Should have tried more direct, I went through 12.
15->16: Stopped at other control near 15 just to check it's code. I should have been confident enough not to... I also rather daintly avoided vegetation right around 16, but no olive green, so I guess didn't have to.