Winter Series 5 @ Fort Steilacoomhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBE3JVXQIN4
This is one instance where the splits match my own race narrative perfectly. Hit the first forest part well (won splits 1-4), was super sloppy in the campus (well behind top splits on 5-7), hit the second forest part well (won splits 8-10, tied 11), then began to tire coming across the fields for the second time (Eric won splits 12-16-F). Overall, got Eric by 20s for the win, despite following a dead end trail down the hill from 13 and losing about a minute.
There are two venues where for whatever reason I perform better than others: one is Shoreview, the other is Fort Steilacoom. Over the last four Winter Series seasons we've had six events at these, and in those six events I have four 1st's (of my nine career WS 1st's) - including two of the only three times I've ever beaten Eric, Jourdan, and Peteris in the same WS race - and two 2nd's. In those six events I'm 11-2 H2H against E, J, & P, while I'm 20-19 against them at all other WS events in the past four seasons.