Here is the Fair Hill Apr 06, M21 map, and the armchair gadget/my routes version.
Good race. Clem challenged me to be 7 min/k. Was 7.0177.
But, lost 30 seconds waiting for a horse to cross a bridge;
redoing the math we get 6.968. Boomed #17 for 20 sec, a
little off on #13 and #14, but no substantial time lost.
Spiked everything else, tho dropped into the
swamp a little sooner than planned on #9.
I think that patch of woods leading into #13 is one of the
most beautiful in the mid-Atlantic region. I also think
there is something funky going on in there, either with
extra knolls, ditches, or old roads. Noticed the same thing
at the A meet, and feel shaky going in there, even tho
the ditch handrail seems obvious on the map.
In other news, Spike offered some commentary about his armchair
route choices for the Fair Hill sprint from last November in his
March 27th entry, using my map and routes. For training, I
decided to rerun my routes against my best guess of his on
legs 3, 6, and 8). I was tired after today's race, so it
probably wasn't a full sprint effort. I ran Spike's route
in each case first. I obviously didn't need to look at the
map, and there are probably tons of biases, but, just for fun,
here are the results (my route in red, my run of my best guess of
Spike's proposed route in blue (and a mistaken drawing of a route
in blue to 7 which is not part of the experiment).
|Run||leg 3||leg 6||leg 8||
|randy Apr 06||1:16||0:56||0:34||
|randy Nov 05||1:20||1:05||0:43||