orienteering 37:10  4.9 km (7:35 / km)
NAOC Middle at Carp Ridge. 1st North American!!!! Decent race, but I wouldn't call it perfect by any means. Lost about 20 s at #1, 15 s at #5, 30 s at #13, 20 s at #19. But, had a a couple of great legs, notably the long legs to 8 and 12, where I made up quite a bit of time and place. Overall, great to avoid any major mistakes in tough terrain. Ran the early part on my own, caught Forest at #8, then Robbie at #13 (though I think we leap-frogged him on the way to #12). We three were together (off and on) until 19, which I bobbled and Robbie got away. Was really pleased to be top North American, but 8th overall and we were all miles behind Rassmus Andersson who crushed it in 28:17!
run 25:00  3.0 km (8:20 / km)
Warm-up. 1.8 km run to start, then some time on the warm-up map.
1st North American .... means a personal spot in the Middle final at WOC 2015. Yikes, that's a shock! What do do? Well, pretty hard to say no and let the spot go unused (not transferable I presume). So, Scotland, here I come! Time to put a little focus on the training. Lots of general training the last few years, but little focus and attention to the details. More running, more forest running, more speed and more intervals .... lots to work on!