Bad routes and slow running, leg was not good. I don't know what went wrong just couldn't see the fast routes today. No focus, might be due to the pain in my leg distracting me? Need to get back into my sprint routine. Better race tomorrow. Early season shittyness will slowly get flushed out. Amazing complex map and course, was just caught off guard. Tough season opener. It will all fall into place.
Orienteering warm up/down 12:00  2.29 km (5:14 / km) +10m 5:08 / km
shoes: Asics GEL-Speed Star 5 2014
PM Warm up run around Morehead State University with the model map. My leg felt really sore.
Orienteering race 19:52  3.4 km (5:51 / km) +90m 5:10 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 190
PM Flying Pig XIX/US Sprint Champs at Morehead State University at 1:4000. Far from a good race. Was too rushed with my warm up because we arrived too late to the event. Ended up 5th, pretty good considering how many mistakes I made and how much time I lost.
#1-had trouble finding the start triangle and first control right from the start so lost a few seconds.
#2- wasn't reading the map closely enough and ran slightly off course to another control- 10s.
#11- originally saw the quickest route avoiding the trap but then looked again and saw what appeared to be a stair case and thought I could get through but found out it was impassible- 30s.
#14- ran indirectly and then around a extended wall and missed the shorter stair route-10s.
#15 took the longer choice-7s.
#17- took the longer choice- 3-5s.
#19- didn't see the control right away and had to stop and check the map and then saw the control-3-5s.
#21- started to get tired, was going fine but then saw the N line which pointed straight to #25 so started to run to #25 before realizing-30s.
#22- didn't see you could go underneath the building originally so swerved back to go underneath-5s,
#25- tried to side hill through the forest instead of dropping to the road, was slow and I fell- 7s.
Avoidable mistakes around 1:35!
Overall I had bad routes and flow combined with slow running. My leg was not good and my body felt like shit after not running for 6 days. Still had some good routes and an ok race. Nice sprint map! Cool out around 8C.
Pm Warm down walk back to the parking since my leg was hurting.