US Nationals Sprint, Cabrillo College, F55 course 3
The meet notes were very confusing as they described the multi-layer mapping, but in the end, they kept us on well mapped and clear sections of the map. This was a great sprint location and the course was very good. I had a lot of fun!
Other than the first control, again. We had to go up the stairs right away to get to the start triangle. Somehow I forgot that I could look at the map already. I was winded when I turned it over, got confused and decided I had to go up around the first building, instead of turning left immediately. I ran past a long building and was surprised when I got to the end. I thought it was the building with my first control, so I thought I had gone too far. Back and up the stairs, running around like crazy, finally acknowledged that nothing made sense. Stopped and looked at the map, and figured it out after I got some oxygen in my brain. Lost 2 minutes here. The only positive thing is that I knew the race was lost already, so I could slow down to an appropriate pace and run cleanly for the rest of the course.
And I did enjoy the rest of the course. It was a really good navigational challenge and a cool campus. Nice arena set-up, too.
After the sprint, my sister joined us to cheer on the relay teams. I made her go out and find a few "controls" on the sprint course.