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Race Evaluation

Flying Pig XI, Day 1: Red


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.
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.
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.
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!
13. Spiked!
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.

Total Time Lost - 00:00:00

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