Orienteering race 1:33:30  *** 9.9 km (9:27 / km) +335m 8:05 / km
CC Day 2. I wondered how my body would react to two consecutive days of tough longish races after 4-5 weeks of no training to speak of due to WOC/illness/knee issues. Turns out, not well at all. This race was the poorest I have felt physically in a long time and my worst major result probably since last September. 2016 has been by far my most successful year in orienteering but it seems I've lost my way a bit since returning from Sweden. I was much fitter than this at Team Trials in June; much fitter than this in Wyoming in June/July; much fitter than this at Canadian Champs in July/August. Hell, I was much fitter than this in the one random forest race I ran in Sweden. I'm not sure what the issue is but I'm disappointed and disgusted with myself and this is a shitty way to end the competitive season. After NAOC I will attempt to decipher what has gone wrong.
On the positive side, my knee seems to have handled the weekend okay thus far - we will see how it is tomorrow. And, congratulations to Alex, Barb, Boris, Ian, and Pat for their elections to the OUSA BOD!