Local event, used as a chance to work on a bit of race technique. Nailing the control circle and pushing when possible. Overall felt quite tired from the start and wasn’t able to run very quick. Was disappointed in my technical also as was sloppy into some controls. Second half had some good head to head racing with Joakim which showed positive signs for relay races. https://www.livelox.com/Viewer/Vintercupen-Etapp-6...
Overall the start of the course was a bit grotty, the quality of control and map was poor for 1,2,3 and my routes a little off, but ok. 4 decided i wanted to practice my compass and line, so went straight. Almost died coming down the hill leg got stuck in a hole. ROunded it off quite well just didnt feel very springy. Oskar ran a quite leg, staying on paths. 5 was disapointing as I had a clear plan and it was a nice easy leg. My bearing was shit so i came right thinking I was on the left hill. Luckily the powerline saved me. 6 Also decided to practice my straight technqiue. It was sloppy near the end, but actually turned out to be a nice entry into the control. Seeing other routes many went left on the path. In my head i was not really considering path options and wanted to just nail my bearing. The big hill climb was very slow which would have been avoided on the path. 7 was just rubbish for me. Spotted the path above the control on the map and thought it was crags, so took a rough bearing and head up for crags, knowing control will be just under them.obviously they were not crags so i was pushed down where I relocated and lost a lot of time. Joakim cought me here and we had some good head to head. This spurred me on to keep trying and push some different route choices. 8 and 9 went well. Felt like my enthusiasm to do well was higher, was more foucssed when I needed to be and running a bit harder. 10 an intersting leg. decided to go low, and tolled between path or straight. Decided straight, as more direct route in, and better practice. Joakim took me going high. Also oskar was quite alot faster on the road. Next few legs were fast paced and little paths on and off, good fun to end the course.
-Stay positive and spur yourself on
-put past controls behind you until the race is over
-bearing out critical, bearing in critical
- make a plan that is clear enough to describe to someone else, or you dont know it