US Team training with Nate, Eddie, and Hammer.
First exercise was a head-to-head race. Nate was pretty fast but we both got tripped up at a misplaced control, whereas Eddie figured it out and finished ahead.
Second was a control picking. I tried to push hard and concentrate hard, but I was trying to hard to keep the flow and not stop. I had one disaster early, and another one later when I did everything I intended and saw the edge of the feature but didn't go into. Instead, I turned and went the other way.
The final was a memory, tag-off thing. One person (A) would memorize the leg to #1 and do it while the other person (B) would read that leg and the one ahead (#2), with the plan of swooping in and tagging #1 ahead of (B) who would presumably be hesitating, trying to figure out exactly where it was, and then put the map away and take off to #3.
This one was uber tough. I don't know if it was even constructive for me. First, there were no controls. Second, the map was hard to read.
The first time I got to memorize, I just took off. I even forgot I could use my compass. Needless to say, that was a disaster, and Eddie had to talk my way in.
We generally kept a good pace. Eddie seemed to do better at some of the memory things than I did. I would say I had two good legs, and two bad ones, whereas he was good on most of them.
Tired, after the three exercises.