Running 10:00  2.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s
Warm up, chatting with Ethan.
Orienteering 10:28  1.92 km (5:26 / km) +1m 5:26 / km
17c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s
Corn Maze Classic Race. After winning all eleven individual corn maze races I entered, I was defeated by Ethan twice in the classic and the sprint. From the splits, we had comparable speed, but I made one costly mistake on each course - a 15s error at 4, then a horrendous 30s mistake on one of the sprint controls where I was executing correctly, but doubted myself and doubled back unnecessarily. It was Ethan's day, and despite the formal scoring practices of CMOUSA, he was the clear victor. We had good back-and-forth on the Night-O, but for the most part, there was only one plausible route on each leg in the maze. As a result, we were never more than 20-30s apart. We each had one or two mistakes, letting the trailing competitor catch up. I managed to secure a 10-15s lead coming out of the maze before I ran my penalty loop, but Ethan very sportingly didn't punch the finish until after I finished the loop.