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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Yest another sprint route choice


Another sprint route choice...a or b?

Not much of a choice is it?

A tougher question is - how time would it cost you to take b rather than a?

The straight line distance from 8-9 is about 50 meters (though, obviously, you can't run the straight line).

When Mary set this course, I'm don't think she thought there was any route choice on this leg. I think the purpose of these legs was to force a little tempo change and to give the runners a chance to experience some of the "canopy" symbol on the map.

The snapshot below (by Gene) shows a runner on the way from 7 to 8.

At least one runner missed the entrance and ran to the construction area before turning around and going into the "canopy."

The snapshot below (also by Gene) shows a runner leaving 8 while another punches at the control.

Did you think about how much time it'd cost to take b rather than a? My best estimate is that it cost about 30 seconds. I didn't test these routes. It never occurred to me that anyone would do anything other than route a. But, I think Tom didn't see the a option and instead took b. His splits suggest he lost about 30 seconds.

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posted by Michael | 7:21 PM


Oh, sure, out my mistake! First you build me up and boost my ego with that video. Now you viciously chop me back down to size! It is going to take at least 11 months and 19 days to recover. Hope you're happy!
This is Tom. Tom is whining about his mistakes being described on a blog. Harden the #%!@ up, Tom.
Well, fine! I'm not visiting this blog anymore. Thpppttthppt!
This rout choices look almost as familary as my favorit parts of Lunsen
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