Orienteering race 21:53  *** 2.9 km (7:33 / km) +60m 6:50 / km
17c shoes: Solomon XT Wings Traill Runnin
Flying Pig Sprint Stage 1 - Miami University, Oxford, OH. First sprint of the day was on the campus at Miami University, a very urban-like area - hence the 2.9 km was really significanly longer since there were so many buildings to run around. Despite the longer distance for a sprint and the exhaustion that began to set in at about control 8, it was a very fun race. I had several controls that I wasted precious seconds on in the control circle including numbers 3(thought it was on the vegitation next to a stairwell, but was actually on the stairs), 4 (took the wrong trail and had to cut through the woods), 12(was above the control and had to run around the wall to get down), and 14(was running for the wrong tree and ran right past the control, but fortunately saw it as soon as I passed it). One thing is for sure...my speed definietly needs some work in the upcoming weeks.
Orienteering race 23:38  2.7 km (8:45 / km) +70m 7:45 / km
shoes: Silva Pro Lite
Flying Pig Sprint Stage 2 at Southpointe Crossing, OH. Second sprint for the day, which definietly did me in. This sprint was in the forest on some rather variable terrain (open woods-briars with dense trail networks). This spint was still fun, although my performance was slower and less clean than the morning. I took a nasty fall on the way to #4 over a wire fence that had fallen over (dejavu from the AP injuries dicussion threads???) which thoroughly disrupted my concentration. It took me until #8 to get my head back into the race (I ran pretty sloppy from 4-8), but by then I was pretty tired and the mud was pretty nasty. Once again, I emphasize that I will need to focus on my speed in the upcoming weeks.