Long at Six Mile. Decent run - less clean than yesterday with a couple small mistakes (left control 5 90 degrees in the wrong direction), a few legs with potentially better route choices, and in general less confident with staying in contact with the map so consequently more stopping/walking. 1:15,000 played some role in that as did some longer legs that didn't necessarily seem to have route options where I could turn my brain off and simply run for a bit. Lots of climbing with great views of Kamloops Lake near the top of the course. I'm not sure I would choose to run in spikes again on this terrain as I found the frequent loose rock an ankle rolling hazard when the spikes would catch the rock. Tweaked both ankles consequently. Overall I seem to be getting rid of the very big mistakes that used to be a feature of every race I did so that is a positive.
Sprint event at Stake Lake. It took me a few controls to get going - it was more technical than I was expecting. Got mixed up a bit going to 5 and wasted a little time there. Also struggled with reading the vegetation at times. Overall a nice warm up for the weekend.
Run37:00  5.0 km (7:24 / km) +210m6:07 / km
Middle at Six Mile near Savona. Really enjoyed the run today - felt in touch with the map for the most part. Only one of two spots where I could have been more efficient. Nice to be able to run and have good visibility (a big change from the Revelstoke map). In these sorts of conditions I am reminded of the fact that I can't run that fast...