Almost two weeks have passed since I lined up for the World Orienteering Championships in Venice. There really isn’t any reason that I haven’t written about it up this point (barring a couple of thoughts on attackpoint). Team mate Helen has posted twice since then, so I am obviously slacking. The big question is:
How did it go?
It went ok. After a knee injury in a hill race one month before I put myself in the unenviable position of having to play catch up in the month preceding. Given that it went pretty well. I had three solid runs but I felt like I was lacking something. Maybe I wasn’t lacking as much fitness as I thought but I was short on confidence.
This (very unflattering) photo taken by our awesome team manager Dave sums up my frustration. Straight after the Sprint Relay which I suffered through from start to finish. I had a clean run (not difficult given the course) but was that enough for the team? I gave it everything but I wasn’t up to the pace of the top runners.