So, what to write about this weekend. Great event in spectacular terrain. Very fun courses by Andis, Greg, and Niels. What I would give to run more courses like those. I was so grateful to see so many DVOAers out there helping out. I really love my club.
As for my performance, mixed feelings.
Ecstatic in some ways because of how far I've come over the past few years. Most of my time loss today was because of slower route choices, not losing map contact or fumbling in the circle. That is a big change for Greg. It is certainly cause for a pat on the back.
Pretty damn pissed in other ways because of Lyme. My energy levels were much better today and yesterday. But I was still less aggressive than I normally like to be in terrain that's this fast.
It's great to secure a WOC spot, but I've walked away hungry for more. I know I can do better.
Looking at the splits and routes, I'd say I lost the most time on 2, 7 and 12.
2 was much faster on the trail on the right. Didn't see that option until too late.
The final climb to 7 would have been faster if it had been spaced out more gently by attacking from the left.
12 would have been better on the right going past the pool. I was hoping the lakeside trail would be faster, but it was kinda crappy running on it. Very rocky and lots of small turns that couldn't be mapped, but had to be navigated. Perhaps it would have been better to pop into the woods once I saw what that trail was like.