Orienteering 54:46  3.26 mi (16:48 / mi) +555ft 14:28 / mi
Middle distance up next for the wknd. This meet was great exposure for me, as I have never a done a big orienteering event. Start times, starting area, go control, so many things to learn! Red courses for women don't have age groups, so everyone is ranked together. I was definitely outclassed in this field. Awesome experience though. I missed my start time trying to find the starting area in the woods along with half of the other competitors. No signs marking the correct trail to the start made for a guessing game.
Armed with a new start time, I composed myself. Woods were very open and fast. I tend to struggle with CP1. Found it much easier than usual. Cruised through 4. Enroute to 5, made a silly mistake crossing a lesser reentrant thinking it was the main creekbed. Wandered around the wrong spur before finally realizing my mistake. Back on track, I made a similar mistake at 10! Pay attention to the compass! 13 was problematic for me too. It was in a group of ditches/small spurs. I couldn't confidently pick it out and chose to hit the trail as backstop to the west and reattack. Not a clean course for me at all haha. Still learning to navigate at higher speed and transition from CP to CP quickly.