Apparently, you should spend more time in Italy, and running O' races, than doing all that boring stuff at home in CT.
Although he's in Spain right now.
Orienteering definitely seems to work out the kinks for you!
Short bursts of it each day seem to be critical. After our longest day, day 2, I was feeling pretty beat up. After that each day things got better. That day was a nominal 5.6, a GPS of about 7.8, and a long walk to the start and back from the finish. Other days were mostly in the 1.6 to 3.0 range. Much friendlier