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Discussion: And still ...

in: depot; depot > 2017-03-05

Mar 6, 2017 7:02 PM # 
... led your school team to the US Interscholastic HS Varsity National Championship, in spite of a rough day! Congratulations!

Sunday was a tough course: the ditches and contours were subtle, the vegetation was painfully thick, and the horse trails were an exercise in running through muddy slop.

Hope you are staying awake in class today after that all-night drive home!
Mar 6, 2017 9:06 PM # 
The terrain sucked.

Would have been better if days 1 and 2 had been swapped...
Mar 7, 2017 2:47 AM # 
Hard to say - I think day 2 was more technical (at least on green), so maybe better for the kids to have the easier day first? The Day 2 area also had the amphitheater for awards...

Just based on the weather, the horse trails (day 2 area) would have been less sloppy on Saturday. An interesting note about the map - when you look at them side by side, the day 1 map looks much greener. But the day 2 map seemed to have much more low level thorns, and just felt greener. Strange. Might have been partly due to the weather and the particular arrangement of the courses.
Mar 7, 2017 2:57 PM # 
Staying awake yesterday was a struggle, after my second big mistake Sunday I was nervous about our chances to keep first until about 20 minutes after Alex finished. @Guy I'm glad the days were in the order they were. If I ran the day 2 race first, I would not have looked forward to the next day and probably not done as well.
And that is an interesting note about the green on the maps, Mike

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