Orienteering race 22:22  *** 2.9 km (7:43 / km) +140m 6:13 / km
spiked:12/15c rhr:42 slept:6.25
Flying Pig Sprint @ French Park. Cautious to C1 to avoid a repeat of yesterday. Lost over a minute going to C2. Tried to pick up an indistinct trail, but it wasn't where I thought. My other errors were relatively small. On the way to C8 it was clear that a West Point guy was running my course. We went back and forth a bit - he was clearly faster (but not by much), but my navigation was a little more precise and my planning ahead saved me a second or two on him several times. He did run away from me downhill the last couple of controls.
I think I was 4th in M40+, but only a few seconds out of 2nd. Oh well, better than yesterday.
Orienteering race 23:58  *** 2.9 km (8:16 / km) +150m 6:34 / km
Second Flying Pig Sprint of the day @ Burnet Woods. Urban park, so Nate and I got in the local groove by cranking a hip-hop station after stopping at BK ("I'm hot 'cause I'm fly; you ain't 'cause you not"). Well, I was hot for a while, but then, not. Started conservatively for the first couple of controls, to make sure I was good-to-go on the map (which, BTW, was 1:4K - a fact that I forgot until just now - explains a couple of my errors). Got into a smooth rhythm thru C10. But then started to lose it. C11 was a problem (see comments in splits), C12 was poorly planned and C14 was the dreaded wide-S-shaped route.
Overall, I think this was a slightly poorer effort than this AM, but, ironically, I may have done slightly better in my age group. Or maybe it was just different people that beat me this time. I haven't seen the full results yet.
Running warm up/down 30:00  3.43 mi (8:45 / mi)
Managed to warm up and warm down twice. It helped that I wanted to get back and see Nate start and finish both courses.