Well, the first goal I set for myself has been met; with a run time of 58:35, I’m finally under an hour. You can see the full run here:
Aside from that, this week has been a lot of practicing, as well as watching videos of some of the faster runs. You can watch them here, here, and here. Unfortunately these videos are not as helpful as I would have hoped. While they are certainly fast, they don’t necessarily explain what you need to do. In this case, I just have to work to replicate what they do, which isn’t always easy. I often find that I come up with an idea for how to replicate something in the middle of the night, which I then have to write down so that I remember.
From here, I’ll be trying to drop my time as much as possible. My next goal will be to break into the top 150 runs. That means getting a time of under 49:11 as of writing this.