Running 15:00  2.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: 202205 X-Talon 212
Running in circles in quarantine + drills in the vain effort to bluff my body into thinking it was ready for a race effort.
Orienteering 31:20  5.0 km (6:16 / km) +100m 5:42 / km
My watch ran out of power literally at the start line, so distance and climb are guesses. This, predictably, was a disaster of a race. Virtually no training this year has left me too weak, too slow, and the past six days of somewhat intense efforts have left me debilitated albeit inspired. I set out with expectations of sluggish suffering, and in that I was not disappointed. The course was about 30% too long, which meant that at my pace, I was running a Spriddle. I did enjoy the campus and course, and for the most part made good decisions. My route to 14 was not optimal; I ran to the right of the line through a parking lot, adding perhaps five meters of climb and a sloppy attack through a rough hillside compared to the more elegant left of the line. Controls 15-17 were painful, with about 24m of climb over 250m of running.
Using GSwede and Danny as a benchmark, I finished like 47% back. This is not a surprising result, and I take it as motivation to regain my previous form - which was competent at least, if not particularly fast. It was great to see everyone, to race (sort of) again, and to hold a map. I have also been using my SI-9, which adds a small penalty when everyone else is using SI-ac.