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I tried to kid myself before the start that I felt so energetic and not jet-lagged, but I don't think it quite worked. On the plus side, I did feel focused and I was not rushed starting off on the first leg, which was tricky. Unfortunately, my focus only got me so far as the edge of the circle, and I did a little confused 3 minute loopty-loop before I figured out what I had done. Not a great start but the sky was opening up, so it was definitely going to get better.
It did! Melissa likes to remind me that I do better when the weather is terrible, and from number 2 all the way to after the arena went much better. I saw a bit of Louise, who seemed to be taking slightly different routes from me and bouncing around (and making some mistakes, I'd say, since she'd be gone one for a while and then I'd see her on the next leg), and then saw Sam but only for one leg, as she was went by quickly.
After the arena I was just totally beat, and I made it to all of the controls but could not keep my focus. Walked all the ups, didn't really hit any of them dead on. No finish kick. Ooph.
In summary, it was not a good run, but I avoided any tremendous disasters. Without the first control it would have been perfectly satisfactory and acceptable. Not great, but just fine. It would be nice to have a just fine run on Saturday. However, I am exhausted. Hard to imagine going out and running at all tomorrow, let alone a long course. Woo! Excited!