Orienteering race 1:10:58  4.6 km (15:26 / km) +350m 11:11 / km
shoes: Salomon fellraiser
Today's race did not go as well as expected for sure. The one discipline that so suits me was a disappointing fail. I made two mistakes, on #5 and on #18 that cost me ~7 min but really this course was just too much for me. I guess I wasn't as tough as I thought I was, despite all the winter toughness training. Of course, the heat was a big factor but the climb was just killer. I probably wasted a lot of precious energy on the warm-up, should have not done such a good job. I started well thanks to that but at control two realized that this is not going to be a typical middle and there was nothing I could do about it. Saw Tori at control three but did not follow her up the hill and traversed instead to number four. Traversed to five as well but got confused by the light green, which looked like a clearing and the reentrant that I was looking for. Six was smooth, seven to 17 was just plodding along hoping not to collapse on the side of one of these tortuous hills. I was quite irritated at 18 and was standing right next to the control and didn't see it (I also didn't read the clue description carefully), checked the other spur, nope, that was the right one, standing around, pondering life, oh yes, the trampled bag on the bottom, now I see it. Painful finish of a painful course and an even more painful result.
The course was meant to be brutal and for me it was too much.