US Long Course Champs.
No warmup. And that was probably fine.
Not a great race, but these long races are just easier. I was bad or sloppy on a lot of controls, but did a good job of minimizing damage (i.e., keeping mistakes <2 minutes--not a high standard, I guess.) But, I did have a lot of stupid things.
Started off badly on 1. Something didn't seem quite right there. But, as it would turn out, that would be just the beginning of the weirdness.
Many times I felt like I was running through the twilight zone. There were areas clearly not fieldchecked, although it was generally OK at controls.
I had much higher expectations for the map. Also, the terrain, while it got old, with all the pine branches threatening a Martin Johansson, had some interesting stuff. Why do a new map and host a championship on it but cut corners like that? If the map was up to snuff, I would go back there. Now, not really.
On the plus side, the printing was so much better. Ink jet this time. Why the different technology today?
Anyway, physically I was fine. I guess I ran a comfortable pace and never really got tired. But, I guess I could have run harder. Felt fine afterwards and the next day. No real surpise there.