UNO Boulder Dash Day 1 - Blue Course
Unlike during the ROC Event and the Highlander, where my legs felt fast and light, I felt heavy and plodding the entire weekend, with little energy. So I tried to minimize time loss and keep moving. I started cautiously but cleanly, except for a 40 second mistake in the circle on #4, where I struggled to distinguish the different hills with cliffs. I was encouraged by executing the long leg to 6 well, but lost some steam after the climb up to 9. I ran to 10 without a plan and was lucky to get away with only a 30 second time loss. I was fairly clean on the tricky section from 13-17 before missing 18 to the right.
Looking at the start list, I expected to be somewhere around 6th-8th, so was pleasantly surprised to end up 3rd on the day, only 8:40 behind the impressive Jordan.
Barney, Inara, and I then walked Alli to the start, adventured back to the finish, and hung out there while friendly orienteers took turns petting the dog and baby.
The dinner at Dartmouth was really nice too, with a good crowd of orienteers taking over the upstairs area, and Inara amusing the undergrads by crawling around the dining room floor. We then hung out some more with Martin, Ed, and Will at our AirBnB that unexpectedly had an orienteering map by Ed Hicks hanging on the wall.