Orienteering race 1:19:30  *** 10.0 km (7:57 / km) +200m 7:14 / km
ahr:144 max:160 spiked:8/12c shoes: Black Jalas
Red at GNC. Another mediocre run. Temperatures about 60 and overcast so much better running weather than yesterday. Messed up the first control (again). It was also the first conrtol on Yellow ('nuf said, although I don't think I'd have used it on a Yellow course). Navigated well for the next several controls, although a few of them were substantially just the reverse of some of yesterday's legs and one actually used the same control location approached slightly differently. There were parts of the map which were unused, so there's no reason that there had to be so much overlap. Drifted off line on two of the later controls and lost some significant time, probably a total of about 12 minutes on the whole course. First in M45. Competition a bit thin.
Did a faceplant just before #5. No significant damage since I landed on soft stuff, but my Forerunner stopped and I didn't restart it until #7, about 18 minutes later. Estimate I covered ~10 km. Course was described as 7.7km straight line distance with 280m of climb (counted on the straight line?).
Whereas yesterday's course was fine, today's course really needed some serious input from a controller (or at least a consultant). Many of today's controls were set as Orange level controls for some reason, although they still offered route choices. A couple of controls were dog-leggy (Green Y had a blatant dogleg). Control descriptions really needed some work (worst case had a rootstock circled and the description was "clearing, stream, north edge" - there was some yellow and a stream at the east edge of the control circle). End rant.