I was worried yesterday was just goign to compound, with tired legs, tight calves, and big mistakes, but it actually went must better. I felt I kept up a good pace and actually was one of my cleanest runs with nothing i would consider an error. i think APs 8 min of errors are legs I deliberatly took slow so as to not mess up. Still pretty pathetic compared to the rest of the M21 field, but I am happy with my performance today. Also felt today was a lot more fun and interesting with a wide vareity of terrain, less reliance on trails, and more short legs with variety of leg length. Having it stay fun helped me keep up pace I think.
1 - straight on a bearing, arrived sooner than expected
2 - out to the trail and approach from the S
3 - quick out and back
4- trail to the stream, then follow along the stream high
5 - slid down a very steep hill. Got a little more momentum than I planned and actually got a little worried. Also scrubbed a lot of dirt into my map right over the next 2 controls...
6 - drifted on a fake trail that took me to 7, so corrected from that flag
7 - back to 7 was easy
8 - mostly straight. Was with a pack of people here, but Im not sure we were all headed to the same controls
9 - took the ride, which was a little higher than I needed to be, but easy going.got to the building and had to backtrack slightly.
10 - trail to parking lot, then took it slow and careful. Got to say high to Syd!
11 - another straight and careful
12 - Really long leg. Took the trail to the road and went through the parking lot. Easy and flat, so i think it was the right choice if longer.
13 - straight. With a pack of 5 people all on the same leg here
14 - drifted E and had to come through the clearing.
15 - Long leg mostly on trails. Went through 19 to check it out since I hate thickets.
16 - straight and careful, slightly overshot it and ended up on top
17 - hills starting to hurt but so close to the end!
18 - trail N to trail E, saw from trail
19 - longish leg on trails
20 - downhill!
F - had enough juice to run this time