Running warm up/down 15:00  1.43 mi (10:29 / mi)
slept:6.0 shoes: Jalas
Warm up before the course and jogging over to the trail-O after the run.
Strength/Core (stretching) 15:00 
Some light stretching after warming up, and then a more thorough stretch before sleepy-time.
Orienteering race 45:17  *** 3.9 km (11:37 / km) +110m 10:11 / km
ahr:191 max:203 11c shoes: Jalas
Red middle distance. I wasn't feeling quite as perky this morning, but I think that has something to do with the fact that I've been running so much at night. I need to get my legs used to moving in the morning again.
I had everything ready to go plenty early, got Joe, Ben and Paul set at registration and off on the orange, and had time to warm up, stretch, relax, focus, etc. Started slowly and carefuly reading the map, just as planned. I dropped too low while crossing the reentrant just before the first control and it cost me ~2 min to figure out what happened and get back. A little frustrating to make a mistake right off the bat, especially on a not particularly tricky leg. Put it behind me and pressed.
I was sort of cautious on the next leg, which is good because the map around the control was sketch, vegetation-wise. Another ~2 min loss on the third as I really failed to read the larger area of the map (as in, I was focused on the characteristics of the control circle, and not the 200m before getting there, so I was 150m off and couldn't figure out why the control wasn't there). The next few controls were quick and fast, and I felt like I was focusing really well. Think I even won the split to 4 (beating all the guys!).
Had a little trouble on the last few on the bland hillside (exactly what I was afraid of about this map) but nothing too crazy. Mostly I failed to notice the "8m" qualifier next to the "rootstock/stump" clue, so I was looking for a rootstock and kept seeing this tree with a control next to it, thinking it couldn't be mine. It was mine, it was just that an 8m stump looks a lot like a tree. Definitely time lost there. Finished strong and, much to my surprise, first in F21.
I came in and was sort of focused on those 2 min errors and thought of the run as really mediocre. But actually, it was pretty good - focused well, didn't run faster than I needed to, almost always reading all the important features on the map. Still need to work on looking at a bit of the bigger picture. Some of those later controls would have been easier had I paid attention to the road at the bottom of the hill. >Six minutes of error over a 45 minute course is probably on the positive side of the median amount of error, though it felt like a lot.
Fun course! Good running, great views and mildly interesting legs. And, of course, quite flat by BAOC standards. And all three of the boys enjoyed themselves and finished their courses! A successful day.
Orienteering (trail-O) 45:00  ***
Trail O at Spooner Lake. I'd never done Trail-O before. I expected it to be tough, and it was. Good practice, I think. (I got most of them wrong.)