Prague Eastern H21E 3rd Stage, chasing start 16/45 (13.37 behind). Total 18/45 (30.32 behind).
Today it was better, but still only okay. Plan was to play it safe. However, most controls were easier than the previous two days, instead there were many interesting route choice legs that added a lot of distance.
After a few initial stupid mistakes, Roman caught up with me (~1min) at 7., then it went better. It was good to have him there to prevent the safe run to turn into a slow run. He passed me on the uphill halfway to the last control, but I could hang in there pretty easily and managed to dash past him on the downhill to the last control. Gained 3 spots.
3. ~60s Ran past it.
6. ~30s to the right of the control, sloppy with AP (maybe also wrong route choice).
7. ~30s Wrong out (6.) and in to the control.
10. ~20s Missed a micro route choice when I was planning ahead.
19. ~105s Wrong route choice. Surprised of the big time lose.
And three losses to Wieland in three days puts me down 4-6...