Orienteering race 1:23:57  *** 6.4 km (13:07 / km)
spiked:12/21c shoes: Integrator
Red at Webster Park, fails left and right...
Not sure how I missed 2 - but am glad to have been witnessed going right by it... I've always wondered how that happened. In hind sight, I think I had a good plan to pass through the area of the control, but no plan to get to the exact location of the control. So when I was there, I wasn't confident I was there - and kept going because if I didn't see the control, I must not be in the right location... [Which means I had a poor attack point...]
Think a similar thing happened again at 10 - I was right at the corner of the electric fence and dialed in. All I had to do was go the last bit. Again I didn't see the control. When spotted headed S, that was because if the control wasn't where it should have been, I was moving along the ridge to find it. I was definitely scanning along the edge of the vegetation line.
The failure at 15 was again the last 100m. I was on a trail, took the cutoff and crossed at an indicated point - perhaps that was not the actual indicated point... I crossed left of where I thought and ended up wasting a lot of time sorting it out.
My troubles at 17 came from confusing an early trail Y with the Y at the control - and the terrain happened to line up with a dry stream bed in about the right position relative to the actual. Again it took much to long to sort it out and get back on track. I think I was frazzled by this point.
On 18 I was fatigued and slow in the heat and wasn't moving at the same speed. I jumped to the right early and wasted time before continuing on.
Definitely not my best outing - and biking over to the park has got to figure in on the fatigued thinking. (but no other choice in the matter)