orienteering 1:28:42  12.8 km (6:56 / km)
NAOC Long. 2nd place! 3:49 behind Matt Scott. Another solid run. Didn't feel quite as "on" as during the Middle, but was mostly running very well and avoiding significant mistakes. Felt a little sloppy in the control circle, sometimes coming to a complete halt to navigate into controls. Was leading at #19 (68 minutes in) but things unravelled in the last 20 minutes. Made a mistake on the entry to #11 (45 s). Lost about 30 s on #20 (lost contact, hesitation on entry to control). Made a bad route choice to #21 and missed the control on a tricky entry in the green (1.5 minutes), then made a parallel error on #24 due to the mis-placement of #23 (1:45). It's unrealistic to think I "should" have won, but it was certainly nearly in my grasp. Without the error on #24 (not my fault!), I would have been 2 minutes back. If I had held things together at the end, I certainly should have been within a minute, not 4 minutes back.
Overall, an excellent weekend of orienteering. 3rd, 2nd, 2nd is way better than I could have anticipated given my season so far and my preparation in the weeks leading up to NAOC. Awesome!