Orienteering race 1:36:33  **** 8.4 km (11:30 / km) +365m 9:27 / km
shoes: Puma narabota
Set out really slow on purpose, wanted to get into the groove and to a certain extent I did, that is to the 9th control. After that, I got tired and couldn't push myself that much.
So, #1 was super slow but at least I didn't make a big mistake as many other people have, I was just a bit right of it, enough to recognize my location and correct myself.
On #3 I was hesitant going into the control as the open area had a lot more cliffs and rocks that I expected, so got confused a little there.
Picked a bad route to #5, didn't see the small trail going down the hill on the left route choice, so I went right and up to the top, then dropped down through the green to the trail. Not enough practice with long legs, even though my bf is supposed to be very good at them, bad teacher I guess...
Didn't like #6, slow up the steep hill, more climbing to #7 and slow going to #8 as I read all that crap along the way instead of just running 'til I hit the big reentrant.
I knew I was tired by 9 b/c I was getting confused by very obvious features, ate my amino acid powder on the way to 10, and felt somewhat better after 11.
Still didn't pick a good route on this long leg to 12, if I decided to go left, I should have gone all the way up and around through the white forest to the control. Instead I was wasting time finding trails, then zig zagging on them forever and ever. Hit the control straight on though :), the rest was faster and done on auto pilot.
I'm starting to enjoy longer courses as my endurance is improving.