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Race Evaluation

2014 US Classic Championships: Red


1. P D P R 2 Started out on the trail and could already feel the elevation impacting my running. Getting used to the scale and map on first leg, turned too early but corrected and used the rocks and the reentrant prior to the control as attackpoints.
2. P D P R 3 Basically went straight and continuously confirmed bearing with forest boundaries, knolls and rocks but had doubts at times. Clearing prior to the control was the attackpoint. Slow moving on the gradual uphill.
3. P D P R 2 I did not execute the planned route very well. Ran downhill and into the shallow reentrant but confused as to my location coming out of it. Had to tell myself it doesn't matter and just run straight to the road and you'll see giant rock formations. Sure enough, the cliffs were very prominent and the rest of the leg was easy, going around to the left and finding he largest rock there was.
4. P D P R 3 I just went straight and was trying to read the forest/clearing boundaries. A little confusion with the rocks vs rock clusters right before the control.
5. P D P R 3 Another woman on red caught up to me on #4 but went in a different direction. I stuck to my route and went to the right a bit and around the big hill. Saw the shallow saddle and slowly went in to the control with some hesitation due to lack of distinction between forest + clearing. The woman who took a different route came to the control at the same time as me.
6. D P R 3 Straight over the hill and into the technical cliff area, where the woman (I should really figure out what her name is) was ahead of me.
7. D P R 2 She pulled ahead, I went straight into the reentrant and saw the control.
8. P D P R 3 Up through the cliffs and down straight.
9. P D P R 3 The woman went left and I went straight because I thought that it would be easier to attack the control coming down. Was confused a little bit and hit the rocks to the left of the control first and corrected quickly.
10. P D P R 2 Another red runner caught up, a man this time, and he and the woman just took off to the this control. I couldn't keep up obviously and just followed my route to the trail and over the hill to the right a bit an into the control. Turns out they made a mistake on this one and came in as I was leaving it.
11. P D P R 1 Into the reentrant and up, super easy but I couldn't move and my fellow competitors left me in the dust.
12. D P R 2 Sort of straight. Really tired. Legs can't move at all. Not having a good time.
13. P D P R 2 Straight.
14. P D P R 2 Straightish.
15. Mostly straight.
F. Happy to finish.

Total Time Lost - 00:00:00

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