Orienteering 1:08:39  8.5 km (8:05 / km) +311m 6:50 / km
shoes: mudclaw 330 0
DVOA long. 6.55mi
A very pleasant and fun race. I was never flying through the woods, but I kept moving and planning well. Everything was where I expected it to be with only a few exceptions. I was a bit off on my compass going to #7 and I hoped to see the swamp. I ran through a lowish area that looked like it might have been wet at some point, but I couldn't seem to match everything up. I saw Ross go tearing by, but couldn't see what he was running to. I eventually switched the thinking in my brain and instead of looking for the swamp I looked for the top of the broad reentrant. That helped me drop lower and run right into my control. Sometimes it's easy to get runnel vision and only look for one feature instead of putting everything together. The rest of the course went well and I was very carefully finding trees along my compass bearing to hold my line throughout most of the course. I went on the trail around the green to 14 which seems to be one of my wisest decisions of the day.
I love long courses so much more than middles.