I've been battling 28 all year. Perfect example was this morning- Ran 22/32mph as an opener a few times, felt great, then ran a nice 22/34mph, cut it to 28 and it was all over, as usual.
I feel like my gates were good but it's just SO different from 22 and that's no joke. I'm sure I could be a bit more stacked, etc. but we're talking about running a previous pass, then having no chance at the next pass so it's not a slight adjustment we're talking about here. I'm just doing something way, way wrong. Has to be a timing thing of some sort that is majorly different.
1. Has anyone RECENTLY overcome the -28 barrier, and what got you there?
2. How much relevance do the previous 2 lengths have to 28? Seriously? I know purists out there are going to balk at this comment, saying it's all the same, clean up your earlier passes, etc. but I'd disagree with anyone saying that running 15 and 22 all day will make 28 easy unless you've already run 28 and know whatever you need to know to run it, to then work on at easier lengths. I think once you are running shortline slalom, going back to 15 and 22 are doable and don't seem THAT different but when you're going uphill from 22 to 28 and have never run 28, it's just a huge mountain to climb so take it easy on me here.
3. Has anyone just said "screw it" and kept the yellow loop on until they figured it out? Sacrificed a few sets to just "get" 28?