US Champs 2010 - Day 2
Moreau Lake State Park, NY
Although I didn't run super hard yesterday, my legs were tired in the morning; must be the rocky footing and all the little ups & downs. Felt ok about yesterday and today's plan was to both run harder and keep solid map contact. I knew I could do both of those as I had in the middle part of yesterday's course.
1 - Turned north too early, thinking I'd passed the first marsh, but wet feet relocated me in a hurry. Skirted the second marsh but things didn't match-up near the end and I bobbled the finish.
2 - Ran fast and followed the map well until the control circle where I missed seeing the climb to the control and sailed past briefly.
3-7 Clean and pretty fast; had perfect map contact the whole time. Felt a bit weary on the long leg to 6; lacking fitness.
8 - Let myself be distracted and mixed-up the marshes. Dumb.
9 - Had a plan but that was derailed by another mindless descent. I had trouble on the steep rock areas both days. Is it mental fatigue, lack of experience, sloppiness, too much mass pulling me down the fall-line? Probably some combination; will work on it.
10-F Bing, bing, bing.
Much better map contact today made this a success. Although I gave up about 15 minutes of errors, this was a better day. Can not WAIT to return here for more-o at Moreau.