Orienteering race (Sprint ) 16:53  3.7 km (4:34 / km)
shoes: NB Vazee Summit
JWOC Sprint - 6th place
(Straight line distance)
Wow. A week later and I’m still in shock.
My leg was killing me while warming up. A super sharp pain I’ve never had before. Soon enough the adrenaline kicked in though, and I had my plan and I knew what I had to do to execute it.
Debatable route on the long leg to #3, and I definitely didn’t pick the most optimal routes in the tricky, multi level stuff around 5-8, but I picked what I knew would work and I ran them hard. Simona caught me at #9 and I knew that it was gonna hurt after that. It did.
Mistake going to 17 where I was just planning ahead and missed the turn. Figured I could just run around and run extra hard instead of losing time to turn around. The second last control was so confusing with all kinds of tape and gardens but found it eventually, definitely not the right route.
I think that GIV’ER was an appropriate key word for this race, and I’m so incredibly stoked by this result. And thankful for everyone’s support and kinds words :)