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Discussion: Pace looks pretty good. Did...

in: TurnerLeigh; TurnerLeigh > 2018-03-11

Mar 14, 2018 5:31 PM # 
Pace looks pretty good. Did you have any mistakes? Remember that the better we get at this the more we need to look for mistakes that are as small as a few seconds.
Mar 15, 2018 1:28 AM # 
I made two significant mistakes.
Mar 15, 2018 10:39 AM # 
What caused them?
Mar 16, 2018 12:31 AM # 
The first was on the way to the first control. The map intentionally did not show any trails, so as I located and ran along what I thought was a trail headed in the correct direction I ran too fast and failed to pay enough attention to when to exit the trail. So I exited the trail too far down the erosion gully my point was in and had to back track.

The second was late in the race and I had an artificial sense of confidence from the success of my previous points. I immediately hit a trail headed in my direction of travel and failed to collect features for distance estimation. I got sidetracked by a control on my path of travel where I got my act together.

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