Orienteering 1:20:35  11.82 km (6:49 / km) +433m 5:46 / km
shoes: x-talon 190
Had periodically been feeling guilty about not training, but today proved that I was still well short of 100% physically. Better than last week, both in terms of cold and also that my hip flexor lasted till about 2/3 of the way around before getting grumpy.
Orienteering wise, the result today was similarly disappointing to last week, but much happier with the processes. I drew a line on the first half of the course to try to make myself look for more definite features mid-leg. I managed to do this well for much of the course, but the line was just a distraction, and almost certainly contributed to me navigating beautifully from #3 to #5.
#11 was the first major disaster. I took a wide route and executed most of it well, before getting a bit vague heading into the last point where I needed to be definite. It turns out I was where I thought, but there was unmapped rock over the creek, so I stopped, second guessed myself and ran off in the wrong direction. When I figured it out and came back to the same point, I was hopelessly careless and missed the control significantly again, binning 6 minutes all up.
Small miss on 12 and another doosy on 15, when I was getting really fatigued and misread a rock surface and dropped out the bottom well early and took a while to correct.
But the controls that went well were much better, and I was far more in control and definite about where I was for the majority of the course, so pretty happy with that.
And I couldn't beat Craig on his birthday anyway ;)