Registered for the SLOC Night and Relay Champs. I worked on the 2011 Traverse course today. I am considering running the 2010 course this Monday to get perspective. While I have spent much time in the Blue Hills over the past few years, running a Traverse before designing the next one should give insight.
In looking at the routegadget
data from last year, there was insufficient route choice. My course design leans toward short to intermediate length technical legs rather than long legs. I find it challenging to set long legs in the Blue Hills that I don't think are stupid, but having more long legs is one of my goals for this year.
On the WHNO: I came across this amusing criticism
of my disastrous run out of the start at Pawtuckaway.
I like that the first video hit for "Kikkan Randall" is her victory at the Sprint Final in Liberec
. Pro. She's a tank in the finish chute. Also, consider the difference
between competition in the US and world, as reflected in Kikkan's results.
I also stumbled across Alex's blog
(how is AP not good enough???), and found a picture of canoeing team Gimpy Giggles
. Also, behold the hotness