Orienteering race 1:33:18  *** 9.38 km (9:57 / km) +213m8:56 / km spiked:14/18c (injured)shoes: VJ Falcons 4 (yellow)
Blue course at Ansonia. Fine woods, a fine course and a fine day. So fine! I could've orienteered better, but it was still wonderful.
The options were either a 5k Green or 8k Blue course. Rambled a bit on #1, knowing how I wanted to go but not executing well. Focussed much better on 2. Misread the control description for 3 and spent a few minutes searching for a cliff in a boulder field while the control was 40 meters away in a reentrant. Focussed and in contact for 4 - 9. On-line to 10 until I said "Hi" to Phil as we passed and then veered off to look at a saddle 100 m west of the one I wanted. Classic parallel error on 16 cost a few minutes. Probably about 10 minutes of error total.
Also hampered by an injury to my right ankle which has flared up (probably peroneal tendonitis/tendonosis by my self-diagnosis). It was OK for the first part of the course but noticably slowed me down from about control 13 on (in spite of KT taping and an Active Ankle). Time for some RICE.