Orienteering (Local Meet Red) 56:28  7.6 km (7:26 / km) +245m 6:24 / km
I ran my first Orienteering course today, in two weeks. There was quite a bit of competition, so a group of us decided to get together and start at 3 minute intervals as in an A-meet. Afterwards, we planned to run an Orange course with a chase start based on our finish times from the Red course.
I felt pretty good at the start, and after Fridays race, I was confident that my running would be good enough. I was mostly worried about my technique since I haven't Orienteered in two weeks. I went out at a good pace, feeling quite good, and I was concentrating well. I continued at a pretty good pace, and my navigation was nearly perfect. I continued to navigate perfectly, only making one small error at number 14, but as the course drew on, I began to get more and more tired. Apparently, I wasn't fully recoverd from my bout with poisen, so after my race, I did not do the Orange course. Anyway, considering my performance technique wise, I am confident that I can get back into shape for the US Champs. Sergei Zhyk had a great run and beat us all by 5 or more minutes. I don't think I could have beat his time even if I had felt perfect physically, but I think I could have been close. See my splits from the course.