Orienteering 22:04  *** 2.2 km (10:02 / km) +60m 8:50 / km
US Sprint championships.
Was worried about the leg, which complained every time I stood up yesterday afternoon/evening, but things went well. All of my mistakes were due to problems with the muscle above the neck combined with a bit of poor conditioning.
It took a while to get used to the 1:4000 map as I haven't done sprints in a long time and have never used that scale. I nearly overran #1, 2, and 4 before I caught on. Then I was clean, albeit sometimes slow (#3, #10, and #11) until my big boo-boo. Made about a 2.5 minute error at #12 and then a 20-30 second error at #13. Did get the "22 second bonus" on the run-in when I punched the lucky finish box, but they fixed that later.
Orienteering race 39:56  *** 3.6 km (11:06 / km) +195m 8:44 / km
Middle event at US Sprint and Ultra-Long championships.
Curse Wisconsin and their Middle Championships. I came in 3rd US and could have won my first medal ever! Figures that I'd do well in the only non-championship race...
Was clean to each control, though I approached some (#1, #4, #8, #9 - especially, #12 and #13) very slowly to be conservative. On the other hand, it paid off.
Odd injury. A bad heel bruise as I stepped on a stick that went right through the sole of my shoe and was caught in my sock as well as sticking out the bottom some. Fortunately, this happened on the way to #13 so I didn't have to run for long that way. When I removed the stick at home, the hole in the shoe seemed to self-seal as well.
Field Checking (Control Pickup) 25:00  1.5 km (16:40 / km) +30m 15:09 / km
Control pick-up in the area near the Middle start.
Field Checking (Feature Retrieval) 6:00  0.4 km (15:00 / km)
Retrieval of man-made object used as feature on the Middle course. Would have gotten it the first time, but I wasn't aware that it was part of the pick-up duties.