3rd is good. Especially coming from Texas.
You could do more technical training but I recommend getting outside Texas.
Texans make no excuses for coming from Texas and are satisfied with nothing less than world domination always.
But yes, getting better at O requires doing much O outside of TX. Hard to get around that fact.
ps: Don't take drugs or move to West Va.
More seriously, did you get enough to eat over the weekend? That terrain required an abundance of fuel and you had both stomach issues and some food quality issues.
The navigation always needs attention. But it was lack of terrain running and fuel. I slept two hours Saturday night (I even googled to see if McDonalds was 24hours and I NEVER eat there) I was so hungry. I got a thorn through my under sole and had lie down to stretch out a cramp on Sunday (That has never ever happened to me). All excuses and they were down to poor preparation. By the time I finished I was broken. I felt like my body was eating itself. It felt like I'd raced a marathon and at no point was I racing on Sunday. Ultimately Saturday's effort did the damage and I never recovered from it.
Jordan, you're coming from Texas. But I'll guarantee if you come 3rd you'll be wanting better. And Tom's smashing everyone running down an age so he's happy as a pig in........I'm guessing? And Yes Tom! It's world domination or bust!
On a side note I'm watching Heroin(e) on Netflix. I feel pretty guilty I didn't call 911 on a young girl now. I had no idea that was going on in Huntington.
Firstly, you are way to generous with me. I smashed nothing and no one but perhaps a little bug or beetle somewhere on the course.
Secondly, you are being way too hard on yourself. That terrain is highly physical and both brain and body need fuel and sleep. Those are easy things to fix. Terrain running is a different matter -- as old guys with obligations and constraints, there is only so much you can do. Do the best you can, eat well, get some sleep, and enjoy what you can do, whatever that is.
Also, don't take any more field trips to West Va.
Don't get me wrong Tom. I may whine on here, but I still really enjoyed the weekend. And WV is definitely crossed off "The Bucket List".