Simulation race at Lordagskjappen with the team. Had planned to get out on a 1:15 000 and do some more at LD pace but Lars had organised a training with flags, emit and start times so thought it would be a good opportunity to simulate a race. Also the distance suited what I had planned to do - 30 mins @ LD pace (although mistakes made me run a little longer than planned...)
Relatively good but a few things which were not so good:
1 - good amount of contact at start and end of leg - maybe would have benefited from more mid leg but compass was good enough.
2 - good plan to go to the left of the rocks down the gully and then continue into control. Executed well until I saw Doyley and aimed for him, missing the control 15m and having to come back (+5-10").
3 - short leg that I knew I could compass so read very minimal and focused on good compass - success.
4 - let my route be dictated a bit by running and stayed up on top of small ridge rather than dropping into flat spot. Compassed well to control area past small rock and knew I had to drop off the small ridge into the control but thought open looked too close and second guessed, staying up high until past the control before doubling back *face palm* (+10-15").
5 - wanted to put small error behind me so opted for the safer route through the open even though I knew the running would be as bad or worse. Nice entry into control past the small cliff, two knolls and then large cliff.
6 - good start to leg keeping close to line. As I was climbing up hill mid leg before flat spot changed my mind to go to the small track to the left of the line. Went down the cliffs when I saw a good spot and pushed through the track but didn't have the discipline to go all the way to the track bend and tried to cut the corner. Never made it to the track which I think caused me to jump ahead on the map and think I was climbing the hill where the control was. Spent the next 2.5 minutes looking for the control one hill too early and making stuff fit where it sort of did but not quite. Realised after seeing big cliff in open and then nailed control... (+2:30-2:45).
7 - tried to refocus to not ruin the session and took this one easy, probably reading a bit more than I needed to.
8 - influenced a little by the Guttersrod test race I decided to take track. Probably not a bad option and executed well but got a few shitty bits of running that were unfortunate. Simon went straight which was 30" faster but 10-15" can be attributed to getting stuck in some shitty green.
9 - Lazy orienteering really here not focusing on compass where it needed a bit more attention as not a lot on the map to get you to the control. Doyley caught back up to me here (20-30").
10 - No issues, good lines.
11 - Was going to stay close to the line but when Doyley deviated to the right changed my mind and deviated back to him. Focusing on him probably a bit too much and missed the good channel mid leg (+15-20") but we executed the way we went well.
12 - out across the flat spot and then down the gully. Nice.
13 - letting the running dictate my way across open area. Up open gully and then compassed up and over hill well.
14 - good plan (out on contour, through saddle and around left side of hill) executed well until the control where I didn't know what feature it was on (+5"). Good reminder to check control descriptions when its not obvious on the map.
15 - run to the finish.