3 and 4. Almost gave up on 3 a couple of times. Gave up on 4. headed to 5, when the map didn’t match up I realized I’d been looking in the wrong place, went back and got it. Think I lost about 12 minutes on 3 and 6 on 4. More or less.
That's not like you.
Is there something or someone you can blame it on? Obama, maybe?
Here you go if you can bear to look: Harris Long PG quickroute
There are some scalps to be had on that course :-)
I think Nancy had the same approach to #3 that you did, and she also had trouble. I drifted right and was at the stone wall just NW of the numeral 3, so that was a solid attack point, but I still got distracted by some other cliff on a spur on the way there. On #4, I went too far right instead of too far left, and took way too long to figure it out.
I probably lost 5 min on #1, I'll say just 2 min on #3, 8 min on #3, and about 5 min on #14. Plus a bunch of dawdling on the stream crossings into and out of #10, and a little time fiddling with my phone at the beginning until I gave up on it. So yeah, low 1:20s should be doable with a clean run, but those are hard to come by at Harris Center.
Well, that's pretty amusing, lookingat the QR (thanks, Phil!). Just sloppy again. Not careful enough with my compass, so went past a nice distinctive cliff as planned, except it was its brother, the next one over. And before long nothing on the map made sense because I wasn't where I thought I was. Ah, well, what's done is done.
Interesting that the QR has my route off just a little in several places, makes quite a difference.
And my takeaway is still very pleased with the last 3/4 of a course that is way longer (in time at least) than anything I've done for a long time.
QR would have been a bit better if I had used your splits and not just put your route in the center of the circle.
Did you do any running?
A clean run hard to come by? For sure, but not impossible, a lot of the terrain isn't hard if your technique is good. I'd been there once before, a 3 km course a year and a half ago when I was just walking, just one mistake, a couple minutes. You do have to concentrate.
Running? Sure, whenever I could, lots of bits and pieces, rarely more than 50 yards at a time. But a lot of mental effort went into micro-micro route choice trying to find the best way forward over the next 10-20 yards.