Orienteering race 2:44:07  **** 16.17 km (10:09 / km) +635m 8:29 / km
spiked:13/26c shoes: Blue Xtalon 2017
Meet 19 Race 26
Westchester Challenge/Sr. Team Trials Long, Blue M21
I should write more about this but for the time being, super super fun!! First A-meet blue and met my goal of being not on the bottom. Really close, but still not. The woods were great, legs interesting, and weather spectacular. One error at control 17; this seemed straightforward so the botch was very frustrating. It seems I was a bit low in the blow-down area and I wandered into 10 min of error before coming to the small reentrant. I was much more careful on the next two, stemming any large gaffs. Didn't make as good a route choice as I should have for the 2nd long leg. I think going to the trails and road and running around would have been most efficient.
Lessons: I should be more confident at the ends of legs and I should put some effort into arm-chair for route choices. I am too slow at choosing and still frequently miss the best option.