After Alli got back from running her Brown course, I did the Red course at QOC's Swanson Road local event.
This was a nice course set by Craig Shelden. He did a good job of using the rather limited terrain and still creating an interesting course.
I felt strong physically today, but navigation let me down. Reviewing the course, it seems that I had little confidence in the map, and so when alarm bells went off for me on #3, 13, and 14, each time I quashed them by telling myself that I was right and the map was wrong and the control would just show up. Needless to say, it didn't, and I lost a lot of time, especially on 14, where I was simply too low and refused to believe it, instead convincing myself that the reentrants were simply overmapped. This cost me 5 minutes and a chance at beating Kenny, who was much more technically solid today.
On the bright side, my speed was good, and I won 12/19 splits on the Red course. As always, really nice to see Alli, Inara, and Barney waiting at the finish, and to hang out with good QOC friends.