Some of the cleanest races I've ever seen...
Tips for tomorrow's course:
1) Use your compass
2) Read your descriptions (some of them are fairly hidden)
3) Start early so you don't have to deal with the heat
Mmmm ya, I forgot compasses were a thing...
thanks for the tips Ethan, we'll try to make good choices
It's OK to struggle at Fake JWOC. At real JWOC there are often issues (bugs, heat, scary good orienteers, ...) too. And we've had lots of experiencing struggling at real JWOC, so I think this is a good experience, even if it doesn't feel great at the time. A little pressure when it doesn't really matter so much is good for thinking about what makes you stumble and what you can do about that. Kudos to your coach for setting up this week.
I agree with Barb. You’re feeling pressure, even though this is fake JWOC, and learning how best to deal with the pressure you feel is really important. Try to identify what type of errors you are most often making, and then train specifically to address that. For example, I found I often made mistakes on the first few controls. So I made my warmup include fake first two controls. Amazingly, it worked pretty well. Maybe your main problem is a technical control after an easy one, or a short leg, or a change of direction. Study your worst runs and legs to figure out how to get better.
Sorry for the novel.