Here is the Quail Hill '06, Brown Loop map, and here are my routes.
Here is the Quail Hill '06, Green Loop map, and here are my routes.
Wish I could have been at the Highlander, but I think just
finishing something shorter was a victory. 2 loops with map exchange,
figured I'd do the first loop and see about the second, and fortunately
felt well enough to do both, tho certainly not at A speed.
Was technically clean, except for #4, which was mishung. Was a bit
disappointed that the course setter forced us to cross that swampy,
bramble-filled area under the powerline four times. Was
certainly not a very interesting area technically, and was downright
miserable physically. It wasn't just swampwater, but some sort of
industrial sludge swampwater with a weird rust color. I hope it wasn't
radioactive; if it was, we can only hope it helps my knee, as I was that
deep in it when not fighting brambles. Since the race was near Freehold,
we of course started off singing born to run, yet ended up
with stuck somewhere in the swamps of Jersey. Never a
pleasant visual image ...
Well, I'm just happy I finished. Hopefully I'll be able to at least put
in a credible performance in my age group at the club long O champs next
weekend, and with any luck, will be able to run M21.