O-Ringen Day 4 - H21 L
(GPS is a bit weird in a few places) - 12th today, more like what my form really is.
Started hard and missed the nice path to number 1 that could have saved me a few seconds. I was in a nice head space though and was able to pick my features really well.
Wasn't super happy with how I left 1 and then didn't have the best entrance to 2, climbing the crags late, but got a nice opportunity on the track to plan ahead a bit, as far as 6.
3 was a good split, even though half way on the leg I almost panicked. Everything stopped matching suddenly but I quickly recalled what I had done and there was very little could have gone wrong. Another 15m and saw the control, nice.
Got stuck in some green and rocks on the side of the hill which slowed me down. Nice easy entrance though and got as far as 10 planned.
Feeling a bit tired on 5 and slowed slightly, making sure I got it right. Once back on the flat felt ok.
Was a bit afraid of 6, lots of details but very hard to read and see. Had a hesitation a bit early when I came across a control but it clearly wasn't mine. I used the hills and flat to line up the control and was able to take it pretty well then.
Took a safe option to 7, a bit afraid of the hill on the straight. Read it as bigger than it was. Then I missed it in the circle, over climbing after coming past the big crag, ~ 20s miss.
Legs having a bad time climbing up to 8 but I remembered one of my notes - "Work hard". I knew where the control was, didn't need to read the map, just run, my worst split of the day.
Again was a bit over safe on 9, swooping around a bit too much but it made the control safe and was able to run it well. Some guy punched it just in front of me.
Had a planned line out, other guy and a +1 were taking the same. Was behind them across the marsh and up the hill but they hesitated then and I had full confidence, so dropped in and took it lovely.
Took an agressive straight line. Staying on the track is a little better.
Actually didn't have a plan at all for 12. Looked like maybe right or straight was a thing but then I saw then entry from the left so went with that. Feeling slow on the climbs was where I lost time on this leg but executed pretty well.
Tried to avoid the hashing as much as possible, hit the path at the big rocks and compass onto the rock perfectly. Super happy, 2 min man punched it just in front.
Stuck with him across the open he was moving well. 14 was easy too.
Went for this lovely downhill leg. Other guy went back out the open but I found a lovely path. Only problem was when I came out I didn't know whether to go right or left and hesitated a good 5s before seeing it.
Passing out the 2 min man because I could