Did you see the stairs beside the control? I started like you (just infinitely slower), then went past your 5-6 route and down the stairs to the control.
I suspect left of red line is fastest.
Oh, wow. Nope. I did not see the stairs. Even after the race when looking at it very carefully.I just saw a dark wall. Are my eyes bad? I thought the printing was okay? How could I have missed that so terribly?
If I would have seen the stairs, i think the route you describe would have been okay, actually, losing a few seconds, but maybe not caught by Damian until after the arena passage.
Left of the red line straight to those stairs would be best, ideally I guess.
Okay, I was wondering!
I hope the heel heals. Keep your back and hams stretched and loose, they're all connected.
Interestingly, routegadget shows Greg taking the left route to 1, and Jordan taking the right and getting 5th fastest split. Any idea if any of 1-4 went left? (Damian, Will, Sergei, Thierry)
PF: stretch calf and fascia before stepping out of bed in the morning to prevent new micro-tears first thing in the AM. Ice with a frozen bottle of water, rolling underfoot when sitting. Consider getting a boot (aka night splint) to limit calf shortening overnight.
I have been experimenting with a Sock device for the PF, but have only made it a few hours a night before it becomes truly aggravating, and I kick it off. I will incorporate some of the other ideas too. Most mornings their isn't any pain except for when I put pressure on the heel in just the wrong spot. By walking on the side of my foot I can look silly but avoid the pain.
I think that Nick went right around the building, based on how I saw him enter the circle.
I suspect that TGIF will eventually get around to backlogging the sprint, and we can find out then what he considered the best route
If you have a surfeit of black-shirted blonde Annas...
The stairs were mapped as too narrow.
Also, massage your foot before you step out of bed in the morning. Loosens some of the tendons before you put all of your weight on that foot to make little tears in the tendon.
I didn't see the stairs either. TG went right-ish but didn't have the fastest split.
my 2c on PF: Stretch hamstrings. Like Neil says, they are connected, stretching them relieves tension across the heel but doesn't stress the PF directly like calf/fascia stretching can. I would sometimes notice an immediate improvement.
I also used to wear comfortable shoes at all times, especially for the first steps in the morning. I still do most of the time, but can tolerate some barefoot these days.
hah... I was going to mention the comfy shoes thing but figured it'd be wasted breath considering who we're talking to. :) My sports-med doc recommended crocs, which are really easy to jump into/out of.
Also I had the same experience with the Strassburg sock. Couldn't stand it and went back to the boot. The advantage of the boot is you can adjust the tension until you find a setting that you can live(sleep) with.
I was wondering if the circle for control 1 on the printed map was like the one shown on the RouteGadget version? Looking at the course on RG, the circle unfortunately lies almost exactly on top of the gap in the impassable wall, and also covers most of the stairway, so requires pretty exceptional vision to interpret it as an allowed route. On the other hand, it looks like a clearly visible route before the course is overlaid. Was the circle slightly different diameter on the actual printed maps, or did it have the same obscuring function? I can understand that a course setter might not want to put a cut circle there, effectively emphasizing the passable point as a natural route component, but it might have been possible to put in a slightly non--standard circle size or displacing the circle center a little bit to avoid obscuring the possible route.
Routegadget circles (courses) are added by Valerie to a map image after the fact, so are not a reflection of the course map used.
Those stairways are almost invisible to me.
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