Orienteering race 1:55:46  9.0 mi (12:52 / mi)
shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 295
My best red course result at an A-meet to date, 8th of 14 in my age group. It was marred by getting hopelessly confused on the 1st control - which turned out to have a direct trail route I didn't see. I took a direct route to the wrong control, and given the scale change it should have been obvious that I simply hadn't gone far enough. And it wasn't that far off - in fact, the circles overlapped, and I thought controls couldn't be that close together. So rather than go a little farther I went in circles for a couple minutes than essentially relocated back to the start. 11 or 12 minutes lost, and probably two standard deviations slower than anyone else.
Gained ground on the longer legs, where I took some really out of the way but clear trail routes, and on the short and easy controls near the very end, where I was near the top - I guess just a reflection of endurance. On the other hand, a lot of people were passing me in the steep technical section between #11-14. My shoes weren't grippy enough to handle those slopes.
Not as fun as yesterday.