How to train, and how not to train
Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:47:16 AM
Mapmaker: Daniel Griff
I couldn't ask for more. Spring break has arrived, nice weather, good map and an excellent practice planned by the Israeli CEO. There were even cookies at the start and finish. All I had to do was fill my end of the bargain, which meant run and train well. The practice was simple: a normal course on a dune map (the catch was the fact that all paths were erased).
I don't even know where to start my list of mistakes: I was a little hesitant in control 1, but I really started from control 5, and then 6, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26 (I couldn't even find it) and 27. It wasn't just finding the controls that was embracing, my route choices were as if I was running a different course. The routes between 16 and 17, 20 to 21 and 23 to 24 were done without any real thought. I feel like I wasted a good practice, but at least I gained some running time in the sands with a map.