Orienteering race 2:00:47  *** 2.1 km (57:31 / km) +95m 46:54 / km
spiked:2/9c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips
We had a 1.6 uphill walk to the start, then after the finish, a 1.6 km walk downhill, in addition to the race.
The middle race at Moreau Lake. This was a disaster for me. I had not raced on this technical type of terrain, so I knew I would need to go slowly and read the map carefully. Unfortunately, the sprinkle at the start turned into a downpour, and I couldn't use my magnifier most of the time, so I couldn;t read the map.
On control 2, I looked and looked, finally ended up at no. 7, and went back to 2. I recognized the terrain, and knew I had been there before and missed the flag.
Carefully making my way to no. 3, I passed about 10 feet from a flag, but it was in a marsh and I was looking for a reentrant, so I didn't check the code. After about 10-12 minutes of searching, I decided to relocate, and again went by the flag, but this time I looked and it was mine!
I did spike nos. 1 and 5, then tried to get to 6, which I never found. In retrospect, I think I just didn't go quite far enough and stopped one small marsh early. I then found 8, was running out of time with the 2-hr limit, and hit 9 and came on in. Very disappointing.