Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 12:34  1.5 mi (8:23 / mi)
Pond Mt., CT. Warm-up along the road and to the start of the Billygoat Sprints.
Orienteering race (Sprint) 13:11  *** 1.8 km (7:19 / km) +50m 6:26 / km
Billygoat Sprint A on Pond Mt. near Kent, CT. I ran fairly well but still didn't see the best routes. At one point I ran quite close parallel to a trail (#4 to #5). On #6, I played it safe using the trail as much as possible but climbed too high in the process. My recovery from the minor error was good. I found it a bit difficult to run in this terrain except for the start and finish field.
Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 5:00  0.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
Pond Mt., near Kent, CT. From the Billygoat Sprint start/finish area, to the car (where I waited for Peggy to do her sprint and fed Max bannana's), then up and down the road a bit before going back to the sprint start/finish area.
Orienteering race (Sprint) 17:41  **** 1.9 km (9:18 / km) +45m 8:19 / km
Billygoat Sprint B on Pond Mt., near Kent, CT. It was a tragedy of errors. Control #1 was up near the top of a knoll. Running to there through the grass, from the start, I kept reminding myself not to go too far left and realized it was on the side of the hill. In the field along the way it seemed like I wasn't moving fast enough so I ended up pushing too hard. Then I didn't listen to my own warnings as I found myself left and on top of the knoll before correcting. Going to #2, I hit a trail but got worried it was the wrong one when it took an odd bend to the right. I left it and got left of the control and eventually hit another trail before following the ridge in. I spiked #3, the second shortest leg and #5, the shortest leg of the course. However there's a story that goes w/#5. Leaving #3 going straight, I got lazy about finishing the climb. I found myself passing the 4th control from Sprint A (Jon Fredrickson was punching at the time), knowing right where I was, then deciding to finish off by going around--a trail was just above this! I was doing fine going around and then I confused a bend in one stone wall for another. This led me to cross a marsh and ignore that it shouldn't be there--I sort of felt it might be standing water from the recent rains. I ended up at #5 before getting to #4. I turned back for #4 as Andy Hall was coming the other way into #4. This alone cost me about 2.5 minutes. All this made #5 much easier.