Thursday, December 23, 2010

Destruct-O at Lake Johnson

I loved it! Even despite the cold. We should do it more often.

Below is my route: dark blue is Score-O part, light-blue is Destruct part. My strategy was the following:
-- I didn't want to compete with fast runners like Brendan and Mihai for 60th and 50th in the east part of the map - I wouldn't stand a chance there. So I decided to do only Score-O run out there and pick up 70th in the western part.
-- I wasn't sure if I would have time to get all controls, so I didn't go for easy 40th by the start and left them till the end of Score-O with a thought to pick some of them later if time allows.
-- I wasn't going for the farthest 70 control

The strategy worked just fine: I didn't have competition for my 70th and I indeed didn't have time to pick all 40th, so it was good that I skipped them. But I still didn't win :)

One mistake I made was allowing too much time for the western 70th. I allowed 10 mins for them, but it took me only 7 mins to take them all, so theoretically I could have scored 43, 44 and 47 too (it would still didn't allow me to win though). Other then that I don't think I could have done any better.

P.S. was able to cut through the dried lake twice. The first time was fine. The second was quite disastrous - I got knee deep in the mud. Ouch :)