orienteering race 41:53  *** 3.9 km (10:44 / km) +100m 9:31 / km
13c shoes: Icebug 2016
Georgia Navigator Cup at McIntosh Reserve, Middle distance green course. Very clean run until control 7 which I bobbled slightly - saw the control but thought I was a reentrant too soon and went on, then had to return - 30 seconds to a minute lost. Blew #8 badly, probably a cost of 1:30 to 2:30, although it felt like longer. settled back down for clean spikes on 9, 10, 11. Going to 12, the edge of the marsh wasn't clear and I cut the corner of it, crossing the creek at the trail ford. The leg felt inefficient due to lack of comfort with where I was, and a straighter route might have been a little faster but also riskier with the uncertainty, and I did notice another runner struggling a bit with the green and the creek crossing, so probably didn't really lose more than a few seconds if any. The open field to 13 and uphill run to the finish tested my lack of fitness, but no mistakes, pushed very hard to the end.