Orienteering race 25:22  **** 3.1 km (8:11 / km) +58m 7:29 / km
shoes: Solomon XT Wings Traill Runnin
DVOA Chasing the Star Sprint/WRE - I was a little nervous about how I would do this weekend since I hadn't done any running in close to two weeks (I did however go orienteering the previous two weekends, not only to orienteer, but also to procrasitnate) due to finals. I was even more nervous since I pulled an all-nighter from Tue into Wed and I wasn't sure if that would affect my performance. Fortunately, I was fairly pleased with how I did. Of course I could have run faster, but with the exception of only a few controls I think made good route choices and executed them well too. The only two legs that gave me problems were on my way to #1 because I was nervous and took a not optimal route and on my way to #3 I misread the map and though that two buildings were actually one and ended up running around both of them rather than between them, which cost me at least a minute. On my way to #3 Pavlina caught me and by #7 she had managed to put some distance between us and Angelica caught up to me. For the rest of the course though we kept in sight of each other and even picked up Daria around #10. The four of us continued together until our way to the infamous control #14. I had started to get tired and was probably about 15 seconds behind them and was looking at my map when Pavlina split from Daria and Angelica. Pavlina took the route that I had planned to take, and revealed that there were in fact a set of stairs off the terrace (they were not obvious from a distance) just as I was beginning to second guess myself. From then on I was only able to keep her in sight from a distance, but Angelica and Daria lost a significant amount of time running around the building which meant that Angelica beat me by a much smaller margin. Overall, I was pleased, running in a pack definetly helped my time and made the already great course even more exciting!