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Discussion: Well done

in: BorisGr; BorisGr > 2015-11-22

Nov 24, 2015 7:26 PM # 
Looks like what I did on 19 among the apartment buildings wasn't the best. Although when I entered the woods things didn't visually match my expectations so maybe 20 secondsish of that was the time it took me to decide just to go to the right spot in relation to the small bridge to the south. Also surprised how much you got me by on 22 - maybe it was mostly by not bothering to look for a dry crossing point? I think that was where you were in the course when I saw you as I was heading from 5 to 6 and you were moving deceptively slowly.
Nov 24, 2015 8:48 PM # 
Haha, yeah, I had just gotten out of the very cold water when you saw me. I managed to get in waist-deep and took a few seconds to get going again - I definitely did not pick the best spot to cross. When I saw you, I remarked to myself that you were moving much faster than I was at that point on the course. :)

Are you sure you didn't lost some additional time on 22? It seems hard to believe that I took that much time out of you.

On 19, I also went through the apartment buildings and got trapped by the tennis court fence, so I was surprised not to lose time to you on that leg.
Nov 25, 2015 7:18 AM # 
I'm surprised you didn't stop and have a fullblown argument with the bull mastif. How did you restrain yourself?
Nov 25, 2015 2:17 PM # 
Glad you guys had fun! And I'm also glad the water wasn't any higher otherwise Boris might have been swimming!
Nov 25, 2015 2:26 PM # 
When I was flagging locations at CJ last year, I think I went in up to my waist every single time. Either the water was higher, or I had particularly bad luck then.
Nov 25, 2015 10:16 PM # 
Bad luck, or bad planning -- I've never gone in over my ankles/lower legs in Cabin John. But then again, I go out of my way to try to stay as dry as possible ...
Nov 26, 2015 7:44 PM # 
I'm pretty sure I didn't do anythin technically silly on 22 so I think it's all going out of my way to the north to get a dry crossing and the fact that the floodplain vegetation I went through to do that was pretty thick. I'm kind of a wimp about going into water generally, cold or not - unless I'm nearly certain it's unavoidable, I figure it's usually worth keeping my feet drier/lighter for the rest of the course. Maybe not so much this time with only two controls/maybe 800m-ish of running to go.

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