Orienteering (Foot) 1:03:50  6.2 km (10:18 / km)
DVOA Foxchase. I was anticipating a better day with less snow on the ground and more open forest. Even the climb seemed like it'd be moderate. The sloshing down the trail to #1 was fine; just a little hesitation as I located the start on the map.
I'd been warned about creek crossings but paid little heed to this as I approached #2. As I bounded on a rock in the cold stream on my right foot, it was just angled enough or slippery enough that I needed more strength to stay okay. However the strength wasn't there. I lost my footing and tumbled forward into the water. The schock of going down and into the water was bad enough but I also banged both knees on submerged rocks. My back was okay at least but I had to walk it off most of the way to the control.
Going to #3 I ended up going to the top of the hill near #21. This was unplanned but probably didn't lose me much time.
Going down to #4 I stayed on the trail too long. When I left it, I saw what I thou was a boulder on the other side but it was a rootstock covered. I had to get on the trial there to relocate and when I did, I then had to cross fight green or hope to get to the control that I could see by trying to go around. I lost a lot of time due to this.
I finally hit #5 well. #6 was good but by going around I probably lost some time. I also hit
I crossed the creek near the confluence and hesitantly went forward to # 8. I stopped about 10 feet from it but didn't see it immediately. As I left it, I crossed the creek then heard someone behind me. It was Greg Balter. He passed me but I stayed at his pace until we split ways (he was on Red and I ran Green).
I ran the next several controls well, even getting across the water well. However on #16 I walked right past the control as I focused on the larger knoll past the one mapped. The rest of the course I ran or walked welll. The one good takeaway after so many issues/errors was that I still ran faster per kilometer than the day before.
Running warm up/down (Trail) 4:00  0.35 mi (11:26 / mi)
Ridley State Park. War down jog from the finish to the fence near the start.