of quicker runs. Hills are a battle to fight for us all (too bad they are bigger than we are).
Thanks, Rob; and thanks for commenting on the new character of my training last week. Since September, I have probably set and vetted more controls than I have punched as a competitor. It has been fun, but it hasn't been the most conducive for staying in shape. With several months before I set my next meet, I'm looking forward to concentrating a bit more on speed, endurance, and hills.
You certainly have me nervous and debating my strategies.
Oh brother, Jens; that's hilarious. If you can't beat a sad-sack out of shape 50-something I guess that's your problem. But. . .if you want to run M21 at GNC, at least I would really respect you!
BTW. . .Jens. . .do you have a partner for Monday's extreme-O at GNC?
Our AP scores are similar and I'm like 30 lbs over race weight (15 lbs over that AP score) Your recent trail runs are faster than my recent laps around town. I recently ran a 23:XX 5k. 23! My slowest ever! I've never looked at a map and said with or without confidence, these contours aren't right. I'm two botched controls away from last place in M35. And I know how to botch controls. In other words, it should be great fun. Do I trust the AP numbers and run a normal race, or do I use my technique against my local nemesis (run stupid fast and try to hang on, since heads up at controlled pace he's ~10% faster)? To be determined!
No partner here, is it a partner race? I thought so last year but didn't see it or missed it reading this year.
 Occasionally with run stupid I can beat him, or occasionally with run stupid I can run off the map.