Orienteering race 1:11:25  *** 2.4 km (29:45 / km) +90m 25:04 / km
spiked:11/12c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips
Today I got off to a terrible start by getting literally bogged down. It was almost like quicksand and I ended up taking about ten steps through it. I was sunk in about half way up my thighs, fell down twice, and expended huge amounts of energy trying to get out, although I was right on target to control. 1. The only control I had trouble navigating was 2, where I went too far west and had a long trek back to it. The rest of the race went fine.
After this weekend's debacle, I made up some rules which I will copy, enlarge, and put in my gear bag to read over before every race.
ORIENTEERING RULES-what I learned this weekend.
1. Use my inhaler before the race. If long or hilly, carry it with me.
2. If longer than a sprint, carry food and eat at or before an hour passes.
3. Don't get bogged down even if you see footprints.
4. If you don't know where you are, STOP instead of being STUPID. Figure it out or at least head for a known location.