Orienteering 1:14:00  7.4 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)
EUGHSADFaskdjf. Want to forget about this one quickly.
Wasn't awake at all today. Maybe my Gat nav. skillzz got messed up after the easier terrain at West Point. Was focusing way too much on getting through the woods and not reading my map or compass at all. Made a big and stupid 5min mistake on control 3, which was an easy ctrl. 10min in total probably.
My two main mistakes today came from leaving controls in a non exact direction heading towards a) a large trail and then b) a stream crossing. When I got to the trail I wasn't exactly sure where I was (left or right of the line) and I assumed I could keep going and recover off a feature in the woods. The visibility is not good though and I wasn't able to identify anything significant and floundered around for a while. In the case of the stream I headed way off to the right out of the control without knowing it, and then had to go all the way back to the left.
Interestingly I can think of two similar mistakes to this that I made last weekend. I need to keep in mind to leave the control checking the compass better or to aim off, and that proper direction is more important than fast flow through a control.
Two other mistakes today came from attacking the control. Also made some mistakes like this last weekend and well, probably in most races in the past. Maybe my 'not choosing attackpoints habit' is catching up with me, or i'm just not being careful enough.
On a positive note, my speed felt good, and was running fast on the easy legs and up the hills. Oh but my right shoe is falling a part, and my left foot (ball) hurts now, roflcopterzz...