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in: PG; PG > 2020-05-05

May 5, 2020 4:26 PM # 
Which two?
May 5, 2020 4:54 PM # 
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.
May 5, 2020 5:27 PM # 
That's not like you.
Is there something or someone you can blame it on? Obama, maybe?
May 5, 2020 7:42 PM # 
Here you go if you can bear to look: Harris Long PG quickroute.

There are some scalps to be had on that course :-)
May 5, 2020 7:51 PM # 
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.
May 5, 2020 8:09 PM # 
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.
May 5, 2020 8:13 PM # 
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?
May 5, 2020 8:17 PM # 
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.

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