awesome to read DD.
My experience is that you can't make up time lost for an error so the plan should be the same if not a little safer. Putting an error behind you as quickly as possible is critical. Make a plan and stick to it.
When you start to find yourself drifting from the plan then say a key word. Yell it if you need to. My coach would say "map" over and over again until focused. I would just yell F**K! loudly. it worked.
Yes, I think I’ve gotten a lot better at always having a plan, while running alone. I’ll take a few seconds at the next control after a mistake to reset.
Just, when I’m running with others, I can still get caught up in the competition and run before I actually know what I’m doing. Like last night, if I’d taken a few seconds to reset, I would have re-passed Joel and Adam, instead of just ending up making a 30-45s mistake with them.
You've got the speed and endurance and can afford a few seconds to reset and even to plan if the plan isn't there.
Spend seconds to save minutes