What can be said about this weekend? On the plus side, this is the first team trials at which I have completed all three races since my very first at 2008. I had a very good physical effort and 18/22 of a good long distance race. I won an individual medal on the middle (more due to Boris' ability than my own). Ultimately, I had exactly one goal coming into this event, and I failed. My sprint was a categorical failure, and I find no solace in finishing tenth in the trials. There have at times been glimmers of success in my otherwise mediocre list of results. I run too slowly, and I can't navigate sufficiently quickly or accurately. I conclude that I still don't really know how to orienteer well, and I must train harder physically and technically.
Congratulations to the 2013 WOC team, especially Ethan's extraordinary performance this weekend!