Running warm up/down (Warm-up) 10:00  1.0 km (10:00 / km)
Badger Gulch, CO (west of Lake George). Warm-up to the start and looping until my turn.
Orienteering race (Sprint) 16:24  *** 2.72 km (6:02 / km) +60m 5:26 / km
Colorado 5-Day: Prologue (Attack Badger Sprint). The first control was streamered. There were 30 second start intervals. I caught people at the first two controls, set a bad bearing for #3 but recovered quickly, and kept catching and passing. I definately enjoyed the open terrain and felt I navigated decently. I caught Fritz at the end. He spurred me to push which gave me the seconds needed to place well--somewhere around 14th or 15th. I was out of breath most of the time. I guess the altitude is around 8,000 ft.
Running warm up/down (Warm-up) 5:20  0.8 km (6:40 / km)
Warm-up at Badger Gulch, CO for The Chase. I started the warm-up too early then after being informed the starts were at 12:30 plus the time from the Prologue, I sat around for 15 more minutes.
Orienteering race (Forest) 44:01  *** 7.62 km (5:47 / km) +180m 5:10 / km
Colorado 5-Day: The Chase. Mark Voit won the Prologue so he started over 2 minutes ahead of me with many others following (Magnusen was second, Mook was 5th, Eddie B. had made a few errors and was only two ahead of me followed by Tom Carr, myself and J. Brautigam whom I had edged out by a second). Most took it easy saving the hard running for the cummulative racing which starts tommorow. I felt better than I did earlier in the morning so I ran a normal pace. It was a confidence builder for me with being able to run at altitude and navigate in the terrain. I passed a lot of people early including Tom Carr, Wyatt R., and Eddie B. Eddie could hold back no longer and cruised ahead to ultimately place 3rd. I trailed a pack of people many of whom I didn't recognize but it included Ross Smith and Robbie Paddock. They were taking it easy although Ross got out of breath going up some climbs and took to walking. Robbie helped untangle me from a barbed wire fence crossing. I navigated okay except going to #7 where I left the pack climbing a ridge needlessly for a shorter route. At #13, I like many others climbed to the ridge and cut right when I should have kept straight--I had stopped reading the map but a quick glance let me recover fast. Robbie got ahead there and tried to close going into the finish but he heard me coming and put on the jets just as I was running out of gas. I think I finished 10th. Mark Voit lost to Magnusen by 3 seconds. Mook took it easy.