PTOC event at Landahl
I'm treating all local events as practice sessions this winter. And based on some things I've read, I decided to "push the boundaries" and train at the edge today. That meant I pushed myself to run as much as possible, or at least keep moving, and see what happened. I had to walk through the crappy woods some times, but I ran on trails and through fields.
I discovered right away that I get sloppy and I made a 90 error on the way to 1. I also discovered that I can only plan or think about one thing at a time. And that I couldn't read well on the run. I never felt in control today. Not good.
Fortunately the navigation was easy. I would never get away with this in a technical area.
Weather was about 8c and overcast. The streams were still frozen. The top two inches of ground had thawed, leaving some mud on top of frozen ground. All together, really slick conditions for getting up and down the steep stream banks today. I started cursing at the 4th crossing. By the 6th, I was really frustrated. Spent a lot of time on my butt and hands/knees. I did not enjoy this course today.
I also had issues with my Garmin accidentally turning off several times today (I think my bent wrist hit the stop button) so I only captured part of my track.