QB day 3 - Middle - 10th
Shorter today and wanted to be pretty aggressive. Started well, taking 1 as I wanted.
#2 was in the green and I made sure of it, though it was actually not that hard with the big tree.
#3 was bloody tough running through undergrowth. I took a very heavy fall here and had a good 5s on the ground being sore and a bit winded. Got the control nicely though.
#4 was fairly flat out. felt a bit close to the hills, hence the little wobble.
#5 My plan was to go left and attack the green. Going right is way better. I then drifted on the compass and fought pointlessly through it dropping like 40s. Took the control well in the end though
#6 was grand, hesitated a little short but once I read the map no worries.
#7 I read the map wrong, thinking I just had to follow the ridge but there was a big depression. then when I hit the forest nothing worked. Took a while to work it out dropping another 45s.
#8 Reset well and got fairlu good lines to this, using the open to my advantage
#9 I was still going well. Had to get out into the nice runnable forest early, away from the low trees near the edge and had nice simplification to pick the important features. Led some randomers into it
#10 was tough. Balance between climbing and getting around the hashing. I could have been a little lower
#11 was just pace. Passed Lara.
#12 fence hopping and running. Little bit unsure in the circle and hit the ridge before the control.
#13 more running, but getting into the control was tricky as it was quite high on the ridge. Could tell the brain/legs were on the edge.
#14 I was afraid of the green and wanted to make sure of the control so went around to the left a bit. Didn't actually enter where I planned and then mis counted the features. Saw Aaron P (2mins behind) going at 90 degrees to me and confidently proceeded up the hill I clearly shouldn't be going up. Didn't notice he was right behind Matt O so missed out on that train pretty badly. Faffed around then for a minute trying to figure out what was happening.
#15 back to paceville, not that I had a huge amount of that. Tripped on some branch and rightly hurt the front my left foot. Simple control
#16 some climbing that my legs weren't happy about
#17 hit the track and tried to keep going hard. Met Jake going the wrong way. Overshot it very slightly ~5s
#18 Through the field and more up & down. Very hard to read the detail in this area
#19 Didn't really understand the map on this one. Was mostly right on the line but got on the wrong track at the end, making a parallel error into the wrong depression.
#20 I was just slow, not sure why. Easy control
#21 Creased myself on an invisible fence. Hopped the next 2 super gracefully. Nice obvious knoll for a control
#22 Easy, follow the hill
Finish, just sprint it out.
Still have a bit of a fear of green it would seem. 5 & 14 were fundamentally caused by having the wrong attitude to the low visibility. Safety and aggressiveness flipped around. Also compass was bad at the same time. Better than Saturday but still a bit off the pace really.