Team Trials Middle @ Blue Mountain
Last of the weekend's races, came in 2nd a bit after Andrew, a bit before Jenny (she was ahead all the way til control 10, actually!), first of trialers. A good race, but had to stay what felt like slow to not get confused for 1-6, then picked it up a bit in the slightly less crazy detailed bits. HR reflects that, L5:L4 is way lower today than in the long, which was way lower than in the sprint...
1- timid approaching and in the circle, now don't quite know why...
2- stayed on the trail a bit, then attacked from cliff nose, helped a bit by an Alex hurtling down the hillside on her way to 3...
3- did not go for the marsh crossing! and on the way in, ended up a cliff above even though I was trying to be careful *not* to do that!!
4- saw Alex in front, she must have been better to 3, full speed ahead to catch her
5- with Alex down the corridor a bit, she went up earlier, a bit later, I had a momentary panic that I wasn't sure exactly how long I had come, realized I had been kind of half-conciously pace counting from the trail junction and it was *exactly* time to head up and to the control, phew. Alex still a bit ahead!
6- hurtling down close to Alex, she was leading, counting cliffs, she was going really well, couldn't pass and keep in contact....
7- Alex and I choose different reentrant routes, seems like mine was a bit speedier
8- used little trails a bit
9 - over cliffy hills, then friendly recognizable marshes and in, was super suprised to see Sam coming at me when I punched
10- straightish, could hear Sam right behind, focus focus!
11- uhhhh, mixed up plan, initially wanted to go more straight, then saw how fast Sam was moving on the trail and changed plan... at that point, probably would have been better to stick to mine!! into the control, me chasing Sam chasing Boris
12- race race race, but could not catch on Sam or Boris
finish- hmmm, yeah, not a sprinter, lost time to both Sam and Boris!
Such a great weekend, thanks so so much to everyone who helped out!!!