Pineridge Map - Red Middle Course 4.0 km 175 m climb
I was nervous for this middle course because of my past big errors in this discipline. However, I felt things were different now. The confidence that I so desperately lacked in past years has finally reached a good level, and there are no words to describe how f'ing amazing it feels to not doubt yourself anymore.
This was a new map and new type of terrain that required some getting used to. The ground was very rocky and uneven, slowing down running pace and distracting from map reading. Right away I recalled Sweden and how tough it was to run there, I also recalled Glen Affric (or at least the portion I ran on). I appreciated the opportunity to race here, to practice running on more challenging terrain that I'm used to. Thanks EMPO!
So regarding the race itself:
will update a little later..