Bergen Sprint Camp: Night sprint (31/01/2014)
Category: Competition
Map/area: NHH
Organiser: Varegg
Country: Norway
Discipline: Sprint
Distance: 3.8 km
Time: 25:08
Average HR: 168
Maximum HR: 177
There were several obstacles to good performance tonight -- details to read, darkness, hills... but the primary obstacle was me. For instance, I knew the first control was at the bottom of the stairs, and I planned to go around on #2 before reaching #1, and yet somehow that turned into a decision to go left to to 1. Why? I don't know! It's a mystery.

Pleased with my choice to 2, I then ignored the control description for 3 and was dismayed when I got to the corner and realized it was above me. Lost more time than the route dictates thanks to standing confused for several seconds.

Thankfully had my wits about me for the next stretch, up to 13. Hesitations here and there, but I was doing better reading ahead. For 14 I debated long and hard going on the "long way" instead of the stairs route. I know I'm weak on stairs, I know smooth routes are better, it just looked too long. Still kicking myself! Interestingly, this leg was one of my better relative placings, both because most others also picked this route and because I didn't hesitate and ran hard the whole way. Still wasn't the best choice for me, I think.

Didn't hesitate to choose right to 16 but did have trouble reading the map and so dilly-dallied my way over the hill.

Pretty spent at the end!
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Bergen Sprint Camp: Night sprint (31/01/2014) Bergen Sprint Camp: Night sprint (31/01/2014)