Day 2 of the US Classic Championships at Ward Pound Ridge.
I saw at the start that Kristin Hall was starting 2 minutes behind me on the Green Y course and, after a bit of trash-talking, I was pretty pumped.
The goal today was to be cleaner, pick better lines in terrain, and to not forget to orienteer all the way to the flag, rather than just to the circle.
I think I mostly succeeded. I had no real problems in the control circle, apart from not seeing #4 for a few seconds despite standing right in front of it. It just didn't look like a boulder from the side I approached. My biggest time loss was the long leg to 5. Looking at it, I was sure the best route was to go right on the trails, but Kristin went left and took nearly a minute out of me!
Besides that I think I had a good race and hit most of my technical goals. And most importantly, I really enjoyed myself. I really hope that I can get back to being competitive at least at the M21 level in the US again, but even if not, I feel like I will keep enjoying orienteering at whatever level of competition I am able to put up.
My route is here: http://www.vmeyer.net/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?ac...
Thanks HVO and WCOC for a wonderful weekend of orienteering!
Also, how awesome are my wife and dog?!