Event (SL 11 - Wollong Uni) 23:57  2.7 km (8:52 / km)
Race 2 which I tried to warm up for but legs seemed to be heavy, though without a drop in speed - so was struggling as I didn't stretch after Race 1.
Though nominally shorter than Race 1 it is straight line and lots of diagonals.
After talking to quite a few people we agreed that this afternoon's race was much trickier than Race 1. I was also tiring after a heavy weekend.
S-#1 was first instance of not thinking clearly and trusting myself. Took checking too far and didn't trust my building count - and also expected to see the flag whereas it was tucked around behind the building corner rather than being in sight. Lost a heap of time there!!! flitting between 2 buildings - to check.
Always seemed to be on the wrong side of a control - not planning ahead?
Was unsure if I could cross a flowing w/c - no lines but wasn't going to risk it.
Time losses at #1, #2, good flow 3-4-5. Lost the plot #5-#6 even checking #11 en route to #6 knowing full well it was far too soon, #7 stupidly wanted to go direct but olive green on the way - stupid loss of time, less than optimal route choice to #8, #8-#9-#10 OK and getting back some confidence but last bit to #11 (same route at to #6 but not as far) was poor - again olive green... oops no go here. #12-#13-#14-#15-F all good and even some speed generated... because it was near the end and no need to leave anything in the tank.
The whole race seemed like I was struggling to remain in control. Certainly not running faster than nav but something like that in concept. Brain was struggling. But this was a well shared feeling - so well done to course setter Vicki!
Biggest weekend in a long while - about 14km at varying speeds. Weather was glorious, though a bit windy to start with.
Kicked back at the unit with sun streaming in, eating cheese on bikkies and drinking variously coffee and wine at our unit. Then a well deserved and much needed nap.
Lovely lovely way to spend weekend - delayed anniversary present to ourselves. rockman did so much this weekend he destroyed 2 crutches rubber caps - but big smiles were worth it.
I think on cumulative time i would have won W55As course as well - which was my aim. Certainly dropped a heap of time this afternoon.