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Race Evaluation

Flying Pig XI, Day 1: Red

IndyBass

1. This first leg allowed no time to "get into" the map. I hadn't been on a map in the woods for 2.5 months, and so navigating a very technical area right out of the gate was pretty jarring. I simplified the detail as much as I could, and made sure that I knew when I was crossing the high ground (where the n/s trail was, although I don't think I saw the trail). I drifted too far south in approaching the ridge, and ended up south of the control. I continued east and confirmed the large ditch system, then came back and started north, finding the bag.
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3. Ran east, skipped a spur, and came up the next spur, passing #5 on the way. This was a pretty slow climb, but found the hunter's stand at the top with no trouble.
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6. Decided to climb out of the reentrant and then follow the ridge top east and then north to the control. On my way, though, I started visually fixating on #8, and for a short time, was operating as if that was my next control. Thankfully, this error didn't cause me to go in a direction that I didn't intend to go in the first place, but it was a bit unnerving.
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10. Leg pace is a little slow here, but I can't remember why that should be. I don't remember trouble on this leg. Maybe just tired?
11. Did a good job here making sure of my location crossing the final ditch system before attacking to #11. I made sure to differentiate the ditch junction from the ditch/stream junction before continuing, and didn't spend a lot of time doing so. Ended up spiking the control!
12. Spiked!
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14. Spiked! Really pleased with myself through the technical terrain.
15. Suffered a painful right ankle turn while running the hard dirt road after exiting the woods.
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Total Time Lost - 00:00:00


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