Orienteering 1:11:29  12.2 km (5:52 / km) +280m 5:15 / km
shoes: VJ Bold (Oct 2011)
WOC Long Quali 2012
Was confident that I would feel better today, and I woke up feeling good with a positive feeling about the race today.
Happy with the race. Had a good technical race with only a few small mistakes. Not so sure about my routes, especially in the first part of the race where I was going way around on trails when it turned out that the woods were actually really nice. Quite a few hesitations, especially in the end when I didn't want to blow a good race.
It was purely physical again today with the easy map/terrain. Although I felt much better than yesterday, it still felt like I lacked the top end.
Was almost 6min back of Kryburz after the first radio (~1/3 through), but then 10min back at the finish. Will have to analyze how I lost so much time in the beginning.
So, lots to improve on, but pleased with the strong race. Nice to have finally had a good one after a bad WUOC week and sprint yesterday. Probably my best qualification race to date. :)
Edit: Looks like some of the top runners went fairly straight to everything. Interesting...