Click here for my French Creek North Local, M21/Blue map.
I enjoyed this course, despite the fact that it seemed to
hit the greener and rockier parts of the map, or at least
everything seemed greener than mapped. Ran 9min/k, which
I don't think is all that good for FCN; hard to tell how
much time is lost because I am sick, and how much is the
above average greenness/rockiness. I did find myself doing
alot of trail running, which is never a good sign for me,
whether or not trail running is the best route or not.
Was basically clean except for a moderate bungle into #2.
Not sure about the trail network in there. Was quite green.
Also thought #3 was mishung, tho the course setter assures
me it was not (I think it was on the other rootstock, minimal
time lost). Description still needs to say which of similar
in the circle in any case. Never saw a platform at #8,
nor did anyone else I talked to, but wasn't that difficult
a control in any case.
I ran 94 minutes, and wasn't at all tired at the end. That
always seems frustrating. The feeling during the race is
that I could not push due to terrain, the feeling after the
race is doubt as to whether I pushed as hard as I could. How
is one to know?
In any case, we definitely have some more speedwork to do in
the next few months. (Next update after Barebones).