Orienteering race 44:30  *** 4.1 km (10:51 / km) +100m 9:40 / km
11c shoes: Inov8 X-Talon
West Point Day 1 Middle Green X. I was one of a half-dozen or so waiting for clue sheets and maps, and started about a half-hour late. No problem with that, other than maybe not as good a warmup as I would have liked. Whether that was the issue or not, I felt pretty sluggish on the long rise up to the first control, but picked up the pace after that. Trouble on #5 at the foot of the cliff. I took what I still think was a good route, following the little trail across the stream to its end, but what I think happened was the "trail" kept going a ways after it stopped on the map. I came down on the wrong spur and lost some time backing up to the right one. Then slow on the next control, good running on a flat area below the hill but I couldn't see it on the map, so constantly looking for confirmation. Overran the control and backed into it again. No problems other than that, and I was a little surprised to find myself first in M60.