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Discussion: The pain

in: GlenT; GlenT > 2020-01-17

Jan 19, 2020 11:21 PM # 
bl:
of ‘racing off' (adrenalized) to the first control (esp at an A meet one flew or drove many miles to) only to lose (much) too much time. I’ve been there. I was pretty good at it:-).

Eventually I learned being pedantic got me there faster the majority of the time. I considered it warming up to map and course with a satisfactory start.
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Jan 20, 2020 12:07 AM # 
GlenT:
Did exactly that on the second day (pedantic to the first control). Got me in the mindset that I spiked the next 12 controls, so a bit of extra time to the first control paid back well. Of course I learned the hard way on the third day that after hitting the first control you still need to keep the focus for the next one.

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