Back was still tight though I think getting better. Or I'm just getting used to it. Hard to tell. Not pleased with my race, unfortunately. There were some good parts, like controls 10 - 15, but way too many mistakes. Big mistakes on 2 and 7. I was super annoyed at 7, as it was my second big mistake of the race. I therefore blew 8 in my frustration and took a bad route to 9. But then I calmed down and had the best section of my race. I think I missed 18 due to carelessness and just a feeling of wanting to be done. And my route to 16 was horrible, again I just didn't have enough energy or willpower to put enough thought into a route.
I wasn't that far behind the lead and only 2 minutes from 3rd place, which I could easily find out there. As always, it goes to show that 1) you should never give up! (I didn't! I just got a bit too angry with myself) and 2) If I'm having trouble then other people probably are too.