NAOC Middle - Adams Creek - RouteGadget
A very solid race, 2 min back from Emma Johansson, just snuck in before Sam. It did feel like I was just jogging at some points, but I had no real mistakes or moments of confusion. I lost time in some little things, most notably right around the spectator run-through. I didn't give those controls enough respect, figuring they would somehow be 'easy' because of their proximity to the big open rocky area.
1 - A hard first control! I went in off the trail bend and contoured/kept to bearing which dumped me right at the reentrant and control. Phew!
3 - I went straight, Emma was signifcantly faster, I wonder how...
5 - Lost time hesitating choosing a route from #4, ended up using trail of white for a bit.
6 - Drifted too far right, slowed down to adjust.
8 - Was confident and just opened up and ran! Won that split by a bunch =)
9 - Wow, really lost time on this one, should have kept the running speed up, it was an easy one! I remember hesitating, should have just kept the confidence.
12 - I did the hillier route choice, should have gone right, I think.
13 - Ooh, terrible. Jeff Teutch came screaming by, tried to use him to pick up the pace, but that left less brain power to figure out actually getting to the spectator control...
14 - Again, not enough respect, just figured I'd see it on the other side of the wide open, and there were also other people around who I kinda figured might also find the control. But we were more left of the line than I thought, and another control was kinda similar in a narrow reentrant and then was starting to head too far E before correcting. Boo.
15 - I didn't have a good route, and was hesitant the whole way. Angelica came screaming by me at one point, which kinda kicked my butt into gear!
17 - High percent behind on this one, I was hesitant avoiding going to the lower (wrong) boulder.
Great fun, enjoyed the challenge of a nice, technical middle-distance!