|The Paralympic Team relaxing on TempO day|
Going into Model #2, is a training day to maximize learning experience of not only the map maker, but more importantly where I am making the mistakes from lack of experience. Going back on the course and discuss where I made the mistakes is crucial and beneficial to compete at a higher standard.
Based on last year's European Cup event in similar location I knew to expect a challenging set of problems for the preO day 1. The process of solving them was to read everything on the map and determine where each flag was. Not easy but fair. That is why so many people got so many answers right. My problem was second guessing myself. On five controls I changed my mind from the correct answer to the wrong one at the last minute. Oh well, I'll try to do better on Day 2.
I was hoping to do better at Pre-O, but that didn't happen. I felt rushed from the beginning, with 28 controls at 5 minutes each. I was 10 minutes behind at halfway, but started making faster decisions, and finished with 2 minutes to spare. I will work on distance estimation into terrain at the second model.