Orienteering 1:52:57  8.09 mi (13:58 / mi)
shoes: mudclaw 270
Billygoat. Ran with Hill which is always fun. I felt quite good physically the whole race. Right off the bat, though, I took the wrong route to #1, although the splits don't look too bad. I ran more of less straight, and then hit the trail at the end. Heading off to #2 I was in a good pack and so decided to read ahead for the skip. Hill and I decided to skip 14. About 3/4 of the way along the leg I got the feeling that the fearless leaders of our pack had no idea where we were. We had collected more people along the way and now we were quite a large group. But no one knew where we were. So we were a group of about 10 people wandering the hillside. I tried to relocate, but as I had not been paying any attention, everything looked the same. Suddenly, Hill spotted a stone wall above us on the hillside that I could barely see. We searched the map for it and found it! We took off and sprinted down the hill to the control, leading the pack and punching in second place overall. After that we took some micro route choices that weren't eh best, but it was going well. Hill didn't run away from me on the uphills - she was holding back. :)
Then on 13 we made a large mistake that from looking at the splits cost us about 5 minutes! Ran behind Greg and got way too low on the hillside. Which is only ironic, because he's the one who said, "Don't drift too low" as we cut into the woods. Very confused and then had to wander our way uphill through blueberry. Luckily everyone who punched with us had already skipped. We skipped 14 and spiked 15. We caught Andrew and Giovanni at 16. We got a bit ahead of them, but then floundered a bit on 20, going too high. Running down the hill to 21 Andrew hurt his calf and dropped back. Hill also fell and broke her compass, so it was a treacherous hillside. Read 21 a bit wrong and got too low and Giovanni got ahead. Unfortunately, he got cramps in his leg on the way to the second to the last control, so Hill and I ran by. Had lots of fun, but regret the 5 minutes we lost searching for 13!
Orienteering 23:16  1.57 mi (14:49 / mi)
shoes: mudclaw 270
I should have eaten something before heading out on the sprint. About half way through, on the way to 6, I started to get hungry and making good decisions became difficult. I just couldn't concentrate going to 7 and did some strange things. Luckily I skipped 8, so I just had to run down the hill to 9 and then into the finish. Then I ate lots of pizza. Thanks Phil!