Unless someone is doing a very convincing impersonation, it seems Thierry is on AP... Only 10 years too late for me to learn from.
Yes, it's interesting to see how a proper orienteer regularly trains at actually orienteering - it's kind of what you'd expect really.
Much easier if you don't have to go to work too :) but I had noticed the same thing. A LOT if time on a map and not much 'just running.' Great that he's also giving some insights into why he does certain things.