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Race Evaluation

Mount Laguna: Blue, D2


1. Did not like map
Re-ran this leg on Green.
2. Bad route choice
Bad map reading
Frustrated, chose a long around-on-trail route. It was not bad (maybe a minute slower than straight); I had plenty of opportunities to notice how badly mapped the trails were. I botched the approach, passing within 10 m of the bag but not knowing it.
5. Underrated difficulty
Read map too late
Not enough fine-O in the circle.
6. Bad distance judgement
Did not read control description
Misread the trail!! This rarely happens, but I guess I was way too suspicious after reading the trails on #1–#2 to believe that the trail bends were mapped correctly. Left the trail too early and was immediately lost in the boulder wonderland. Then, did not read the control description; I would have moved through the wonderland much faster, even without any understanding, if I had realized that I was looking for a 8-m high boulder. Had to stop at one point and locate by looking at features a km away, on the other side of the valley.
8. Andy was much faster on #8–#10 but I was a bit tired from my 2× courses run; Andy does tend to speed up at the end of the second day, and I tend to expire.

Total Time Lost - 00:07:10

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