Orienteering race 1:04:46  **** 5.44 km (11:54 / km) +395m 8:44 / km
Team Trials middle. Super technical and physical first half of the course, relatively easy second half. I had lots of problems early on (1, 2, 3, 5) and played catch-up for the rest of the race. Many people were unhappy with the length - I, however, was thankful for the extra distance, being that I could finally use some speed on the last seven or eight legs. Happy with the result overall, particularly the fact that I had four top splits (10, 18, 20, F).
This is essentially my first time racing competitively at a major (inter)national event since JWOC in 2005, and my first time running against many of the top East Coast guys, so I came in with very ambiguous relative expectations, i.e. stay "in the mix" as much as possible with the other Senior Team members. In my case, this will of course be most doable in the middle and the sprints.