But the swollen right lower leg leaving constant dull pain and inflexible knee, burnt bald head, hangover and possible cold all in one combo have me feeling worse than I've ever felt I think. At least it's an excuse to really relax for a few days now.
Path/Terrain11:53  2.32 km (5:07 / km) +5m5:04 / km shoes: Salomon Sense Pro 2
Limping to the right with Sebastian.
Path/Terrain warm up/down 14:30  1.85 km (7:49 / km) +1m7:48 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
Few laps of the field and then drills. Maybe not enough...
Orienteering race 30:11  6.23 km (4:51 / km) +76m4:34 / km shoes: VJ Bold (2017)
JWOC Relay - Men's Leg 2
...because once Alex had finished in a very nice position, my legs weren't ready to move once I hit the forest. Nearly instadropped by NOR 2 but legs woke up after a long track leg to 1. Potentially longer route but was too far in when I realised so tried to own it instead. Became very cautious though when I was alone and not too sure how far along the path.
Spiked it though and then hit 2 as a train of SUI, FIN, FRA and NOR 2 approached. Joint to 3 and correctly sensed it was common, but couldn't help but notice my compass was fixed on pointing west! Hesitated for a moment thinking I had blown it but then thought about it and knew the compass was faulty.
Struggled keeping up with the train and nearly blew number 5 by spotting a control too early on, but then headed to arena in a fast moving train. A little bit dropped as we entered but then legs awoke and I was chasing down RUS and FIN 2 who had now been caught. Hit number 8 confidently and was enjoying watching half the pack realise it wasn't their control. Ran off with RUS and NOR 2 once more, and then played around with a few routes trying to overtake in that way before the finish. Caught NOR 2 but RUS ran away with what should have been a slower route to 11...
Finished feeling better than when I had started and happy with the race. Not the fastest but the shape of the legs in the first half really let me down a bit I think. Unfortunate to watch Nathan live his nightmare after me but it happens every year and I'm not sure anyone in the team would hold such a position with some big names chasing for podium. They'll crack it one year....