Really cool terrain and a generally fun course. But I had an MP today.
It was pretty frustrating since it felt a bit random. Of course we can always say, "just check your codes." But when you're looking for every possible second and you're confident about the control location, that is sometimes skipped.https://photos.app.goo.gl/nR1dLH1uArxatDb97
The MP happened on control 4. After some small errors on 2 and 3, I knew I had to be safer and really focus on visible features. So for 4, I decided to use the depressions in the reentrant and the boulders to the north of the platform.
Only thing is that there's a platform covered almost completely by the line with a control on it. And there are multiple unmapped 1.2-1.5m boulders also to the north. So I entered it with so much confidence that I didn't feel it was necessary to check the code. I punched control 34, which matched in the pattern I had seen thus far (33, 32, 31).
So that's frustrating. But I still had a lot of fun out in this terrain. I really enjoy how simple the map is but that it ultimately does offer some really challenging legs.
But the most exciting part of today is that my Achilles tendon pain, which has been on and off but mostly on since March 2016, seems to be decreasing. I'm cautiously optimistic because I've had improvements in the past. But this one seems different in that it hurts less while running AND afterwards.
This Achilles problem has been THE primary limiting factor in my training and competition since 2016. Shaking this could mean a lot in the future.