US Middle Distance championships at Letchworth State Park.
Spur/gully terrain. Had hard time on first half with lack of plan/solid flow. Got way lost on #6. Found control when bailing out. Then took "safe" (aka slow) route choice for #7. Rest of race was pretty much runners/hill climbers fitness test, so not really my forte. Overall better than my middles last year (didn't HUGELY blow out). But still need to figure out how to dial in middles:
+ "classic" legs were well planned, used compass.
+ survived reasonably well in in spur/gully terrain (new to me/not much experience in this terrain type I realize)
NI: add compass to middle dist. legs, esp. in spur-gully terrain.
Planning Score: 3.2