After yesterday's garbage, today went well. I was pushing and navigating well. Everything was lining up and I was having fun and really racing.
Had a small bobble going in to 3, where a lot of people were headed to the boulder to the west. I almost followed them, stopped in my tracks, and turned around to hit the cliff. Disaster avoided.
Had a 1 minute mistake at 5, where I thought that I would have to go down and then back up to the hill where the control was. If I had looked closer at the map, I would have seen that I shouldn't have gone down at all, just up the hill at the end. Whoops. I ended up a bit SW of the control, but realized my mistake without too much trouble. Another girl kept heading in the wrong direction.
And then I didn't think I made a mistake at 7, but looking at my GPS track, I definitely did. After hitting the road intersection, instead of turning to head W, I kept on going NW for a while, and kind of looped into the control.
Also it looked like I ran through the thickest parts of the green on my way to 9. Oops. I was just trying to head out to the trail quickly. I should have navigated a bit more on this leg.
I'm very happy with this overall. I was just over 1 minute away from winning the C final. Ah well.
Map link w/ route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B12fLZKyBL6NX0pV...
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