Orienteering race 36:58  *** 4.1 km (9:01 / km) +100m 8:02 / km
spiked:8/11c shoes: Icebug Spikes
West Point A-Event: Lake Popolopen Middle Distance Race - I was happy with this race. Basically clean with just a few minor hesitations. Some felt this course was not technical enough but I thought it was fine, especially given the challenge we would face tomorrow on the ski slope terrain. The first control was a really cool cave feature. I took a straight line to 5 and lost maybe 20-30 secs looking one contour high. Then lost maybe the same amount of time on 7. On 9, I got tied up in the green briefly. Total lost time was ~ 2 mins.
Orienteering race 19:26  2.1 km (9:15 / km) +53m 8:13 / km
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11
West Point A-Event: Camp Buckner Sprint - Nasty bad (my performance, that is). First mistake was choice of footwear. I wore road running shoes expecting the woods running to be minimal. Wrong. I was sliding around all over the place. Then I was distracted leaving 2 and headed for the road 45 degs off from the correct direction. Finally realized what I did when I hit the road but by then it was too late - a minute lost. Overran 8 to the tune of 30 secs. Sub-optimal routes on 7, 9, 10 cost me another 1-2 mins. Maybe I need to start taking Sprints more seriously.