Orienteering (warmup course) 20:00  **** 2.0 km (10:00 / km)
Warming on a warmup course plus some running.
Orienteering race 46:13  ***** 4.1 km (11:16 / km) +155m 9:29 / km
Red-X middle at SML champs in Lynn woods, Boston. Absolutely nice middle course design by Boris! Plenty of places to switch gears and direction coupled with very difficult rocky and green terrain. And nice weather! As always this year plenty of mistakes too :(
On #1 went on trails way left. May be it was good choice but definitely not the fastest one.
#3 0:15 for shaky bearing attack from the trail bend. Way to the right.
#4 0:20 bad bearing. Missed it too high and overrun.
#5 3:00 is just disaster. I selected trail variant via tower and attacked from the first trail bend but didn't feel right with map contact so stopped something like 10m right before the control and made tour back to the trails and re-attacked very slowly. More confidence in handling map and terrain reading would prevent it.
#11 3:30 another disaster. There was unmapped stream on the way due to high water on the swamp above that prompted to make classic parallel mistake. I was not confident with map reading as should rely on more map clues. Real stream on map was in 3rd re-entrant not 2nd one.
#14 0:30 I went via start but going left on trail immediately would be faster without additional climb.
#16 1:00 again variant mistake. I saw variant via finish area all completely on trails but selected instead more "straight" one and got stucked in green briars plus shaky attack from blind trail.
Overall loss of about 8:30! 37:30 or so would be very good time.
Kudos to CSU for another nice day of competition!