Ås by Night & Fog Cup #4 (26/01/2016)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Åsmåsan
Organiser: Ås
Distance: 5.51 km
Time: 49:30
Average HR: 158
Maximum HR: 171
First serious run with a map since the beginning of December. In the meantime I've had a major sinus operation, with the intent that I should have less problems with chronic stuffy nose.

I was surprised by how much (extremely wet) snow there was in the terrain, it effectively hid all smaller paths unless they had been used regularly, this caused me several misses in the area around control #5:

OK to #1, but it would have been faster to run a bit further west on the roads and then get a better path into the marsh area.

Very nice to #2, hit the opening maybe 25 m south of the control.

The dark green to #3 made it hard to keep the direction, very satisfied with hitting the path 30-40 m from the control.

The white forest towards #4 was surprisingly dense, no problems hitting the control.

#5 was where I hit the "Bermuda Triangle" in the form of the paths I never found! While still looking for the paths I passed the control by less than 20 m but I didn't look for the reflex marker so I didn't see it. When I hit the open field I relocated and went back to almost the same place, lost a little over a minute here.

OK to #6 and #7.

#8 was back to the "Triangle" again, I lost the path system completely, passed #5 once again without seeing it, then when I glimpsed the farm I had to cut south. Lost another minute here.

Very good to #9!

OK to #10

#11 was quite bad, I forgot to check my compass, misinterpreted the path system and ended up in the middle of a bad logging area. When I got back to the big track I decided to run all the way around since that provided a much better running surface and would make the control much easier. The logging area detour cost another minute.
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