Orienteering 1:01:26  6.1 km (10:04 / km)
Red @ Nobscot Scout Reservation
Many, many more contours and blue berries than yesterday! I felt good, not super quick, but orienteered mostly well. Was interesting pace to the race with quick little middle-like controls at the beginning, then some longer ones.
1->5 went well, some hesitations, some dealing with green.
6: really liked my route, knew exactly where I was on the little piece of stonewall near the control. Then noticed I wanted to go a bit up and the general bearing, but must have gone too high, took a bit to come down. Bummer. I guess 1 contour different really isn't too much, maybe to stay flat, look uphill?
7: fine not great, shouldn't have been so scared to go over the top of the hill
8, fine then had a dog just sitting on my heels all the way to 9. Not a mean dog, no barking, just stayed right with me, but turned around a few times to say 'stay' and 'back' which weren't heeded. Eventually dog disappeared on way to 10.
13 should have gone north of lake, more direct
14- terrible!!! opted to not-trail because it looked easy, didn't think I'd run much faster on the trail. But then I didn't compass check when I obviously should have and ended up over looking down over the both red-lined out and black-lined out area. Surely that's overkill? Doesn't it need to be marked out of bounds only once? It was really hard to read under, which would have been helpful as that's where I was. I mean, I got the point to avoid it, but I really don't think you need both!!!!
15, 16 fine.
Wore my ankle brace on my left foot again, since it had been flopping (different than the crunching right ankle). Good things: no flop, no crunch. Bad things: wicked bad blisters, like 15 of them all around where the brace is. Still, blisters heal more easily than ankles!!!