Ås by Night & Fog Cup #4 (18/01/2022)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Slettåsen
Distance: 5.4 km
Time: 59:09
Average HR: 160
Maximum HR: 178

4 min lost to #5, 30-45 seconds leaving #6 in the wrong direction, 15-30 sec because I didn't spot the indistinct path between 11 & 12. The rest was pretty good:

Some tracks to #1, I used compass & contours to select where to run.

Same approach to #2, #3 & #4, really happy with the flow & control to the last one hidden a bit downslope.

My plan for #5 was to run as short as possible, so staying near the line to get up on the plateau where I would cross a couple of paths using the connector between them, then follow the hillside almost to the control, but I ended up aiming a bit too far left without realizing it, so when I decided I had to climb up the hillside anyway I hit the first path almost 100m further east than where I thought I was and started downslope until I realized that I was getting close to the big marsh at the bottom: At that point I considered simply going down and run around via the big (ski) track. This would have been much better than what I ended up doing: Climbing back up again, but not far enough so that when I hit the next line of cliffs I still didn't understand where I was I ended up all the way at the bottom anyway. I would have saved at least 2 min by not doing this second mistake.

My route to #5 was probably close to optimal, I could have been a smidgen higher when crossing the path but this way I simply contoured into the flag.

Leaving the control I made the second significant mistake by attempting to go left first, around the hill and over to the second path, but when that got too steep I reversed course, then spent a lot of energy climbing up on top of the steep hillside before I hit the first path which almost immediately dropped down again, but from that point I ran well.
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