So my O-trail was slow. Jeremy's statement that he entered the O-trail at 1:11:xx is just flogging a dead horse. I entered at 1:13:32 so at most I entered 2:20 back but finished the race 3:27 back so lost at least 1:17 to Jeremy in there. Clearly my O-trail running is slow, which maybe shouldn't surprise since I have zero acceleration skillz.
Here are my segment splits compared to 2010, the last time I raced the bruiser (and the O trail)
|Segment||2010||2012||Seg Diff||% diff|
|start + Lanzo||0:02:57||0:03:04||0:00:07||3.95|
|Ragan + Ginn West||0:24:58||0:25:48||0:00:25||3.75|
|Uphill to O trail||1:10:45||1:13:32||0:00:00||0.00|
I'm very surprised that the first few segments were slower than 2010 because my watch was telling me these were faster. Never believe a gps watch on a twisty single track trail (note this criticism doesn't affect my segment times since these can be found very accurately on the map). My slowest segments were in the middle when I was racing all alone. Interesting.
It felt good to get out and do a long trail race. For many reasons, that was my first trail race of the season (I'm not counting the Pineland 10K). I'm happy with the effort, if not the results. That said, the race absolutely destroyed my foot (the retrocalcaneal bursitis that I've had since March).