Smaaleneneløpet (26/04/2015)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Kjölen
Organiser: Indre Østfold OK
Distance: 8.44 km
Time: 61:26
Average HR: 164
Maximum HR: 174
Significantly worse than yesterday, I can't remember the last time I walked so much during a race. :-(

1) My initial plan was to follow the national border gate between Norway and Sweden and take the control from the east, but then I realized that it would be much easier to attack from the road to the west: Getting across the logged area took far too long, I spent 7-8 minutes just getting to the path, so this is probably where I lost most of the 2:14 I was behind the best split.

2) Direction problem, I tried to locate the yellow line/path but never found it and ended up climbing down a cliff before I made it to the dirt road. Lost 1:22 to the best split time, but half of that was probably just my awful running speed.

3) OK, just two seconds behind the best split time here.

4) OK, but almost a minute behind on pure running.

5) Should have stayed a bit higher, a little bit left of the line instead of right.

6) OK

7) OK, just way too slow getting across all the slash which the entire forest was full of.

8) Transport.

Just like yesterday a second place would have been feasible, but Nils Eddie's winning time of 58:45 was well out of reach today.
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Knut : Nice to see the H55 course, thanks also for always interesting comments. I think you show excellent o-technic on many legs, finding and selecting the best route-choice and executign it well or perfect. Still you are fully capable of running this course quite a bit faster: S1 Either the left you started on, or the right, or startigng right and then continuing straight would be good. Your intermediate choice is a huge mistake, the felled area is terrible, time loss probably around 90 seconds. S2 If you had taken the left route-choice to S1, you would have entered the way you were supposed to exit here, another 45 seconds lost here. S3 Very good. S4: Good but you should have gone a bit more straight down the hill to the path, perhaps 5 s lost. S5: This is not good, you get worse runnability and even some climb, time loss at least 20 s. Rest is fine! Total time loss: 90 45 5 20 = 2 min 40 s, that is the winning time m i g h t still be within reach.
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