Kolmårdskavlen (21/04/2014)
Category: Competition
Map/area: Korpklint
Organiser: OK Kolmården
Country: Sweden
Discipline: Relay
Leg: 1
Distance: 7.91 km
Time: 65:49
Average HR: 182
Maximum HR: 190
Well, looks like I discovered the hardest I could go. And what happens when I try to do that.

The first leg was highly unpleasant, with everyone trying to get ahead on the small trail but no room to do it in. The first 4 controls were a matter of looking at the map enough to make sure I was going the right way and then trying to hang on to others. Little by little the crowd thinned as I just couldn't keep up, and then I found myself the first of a group of stragglers coming out of 12. At that point I think I had pushed beyond thinking capability for too long, and I stopped a ridge short after seeing a control that I assumed was for a separate forking and then also assumed I must have been near mine.

Nothing made sense, but I guess there were enough vague similarities to keep me around for far too long in my oxygen-deprived state. Finally figured it out after seeing the powerline and managed to get it back together for 13-14. Probably about 4-5 minutes blown. Another bit lost mindlessly running to 15, and then in for a tremendously disappointing finish.
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