Trail Run24:30 1.43 km (17:07 / km) +17m16:09 / km ahr:151 max:178 shoes: VJ Falcons 8
To start. Didn’t stop the watch until just before I headed out on my course.
Orienteering race 59:35**** 6.18 km (9:38 / km) +121m8:47 / km ahr:140 max:209 spiked:10/11c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
US Nationals Long at Bishop Lake near Brighton, MI. Brown B, M65. 4.9k, 150m. Glaciated terrain with some (well-mapped) vegetation which affected visibility and speed. Some trails and several large marshes which were very useful for navigation. Very nice course by Igor Guskov. Overcast and mid 30s.
An OK run, hitting the controls pretty well but deviating from my planned route and correcting on several of them. Bad route choice to the first control (took the trail to the left out of the start triangle but after about 300 meters decided I needed to get over to the large marshes, which involved going through some sharp, green stuff). Going to 10 I went just to the right of the straight line and came out on the road at the portapotty (which we had passed on the way to the start) but wasn’t sure where it was along the road. Proceeded down the spur, making things match, but ended up at the control on the other Brown course. Figured things out pretty quickly but probably lost 1 - 2 minutes. Finished 2nd in M65, about 3 minutes behind Steve Tarry. 2nd overall on Brown B.
Orienteering race 28:59*** 3.81 km (7:36 / km) +30m7:19 / km ahr:157 max:193 spiked:10/12c shoes: VJ Falcons 8
US Nationals Middle at St. Patrick’s Park near South Bend, IN. Brown B course - 2.9k, 40m climb - M65, F55, F60. Pretty much a sprint course with only about 4 moderately technical controls. Definitely favored the runners.
Lost 1.5 - 2 minutes on control 5 when I failed to take the time to carefully read the details in the control circle. A little off on 10 but spotted the bag from a ways off. Probably could’ve pushed harder on controls 8 to 11 in the woods but was focusing on hitting them accurately. Nice course for the area but I’m not sure I’d consider this championship terrain.
About 50F with light rain starting just about as I started and continuing through the race. Finished 4th in M65, 6 seconds back of Steve Tarry but almost 2:30 behind Charlie S. Also 4th (of 17) overall on Brown B.