Orienteering (Red O pines.) 2:01:49  *** 7.08 mi (17:12 / mi)
ahr:138 max:161 (injured) shoes: O' Icebuds 2014
My Back was still sore but felt better than yesterday. Today I felt I could run more comfortably.
I had a major issues on control #2. I thought I knew where I was but apparently pulled up short. I think I crosses a 'marsh' that wasn't mapped so I thought I was somewhere else. Based on my GPS track, I wondered around the hill side which was the wrong hill. although it was more marshy then the part of the 'mapped' marsh. I then corrected and again things didn't match up. I figured I must be too far north (when I was really south of the control) so turned south, the wrong way. Then I got to an indistinct trail. The only one close to matching up was one way south of #2. So I then navigate right to where #2 was. Only there wasn't a control there. Based on my GPS route I went right by the control. At this point I decided I had spent too much time floundering so I headed north to the road. On the way there Boris Passed me. I kept going but kept an eye on him. Eventually, we got to a control. It was #3 and not #2. So I navigated back towards #2. On the way I hit #5 which wasn't in a direct line. From there I went right back to the same area I had already been in. This time I went farther into the non-existent marsh. ultimately I don't think the boulder is mapped in the right spot relative to the hill. I think the control is farther south west than mapped. I managed to cross the large "marsh" on the map without seeing any water or telling there was a marsh ever existing there.
I then went back to three (going by #5 again) which leads me to believe the map is skewed slightly here.
After control #6, A control in the middle of nowhere hung on a non-existent feature, I decided I didn't like the map. I didn't loose any time on this control but it was annoying nonetheless.
I screwed up control 8. I lost track where I was and did a boneheaded thing. I wondered around in the wrong spot before really thinking. Then I just ran down the trail to the control.
I didn't like the map flip. I flipped over the control and could tell what was what. usually you overlap the controls some so you can keep the flow going. I turned over the map and lost a lot of time tying to figure which control # I was supposed to head for.
the rest of the course was slow but fine. I still think there may be skewed areas on the map but I was able to adjust.
With my 20+ minute mistake, I am pretty far back in the standings.