Orienteering 41:39  5.58 km (7:28 / km)
QOC Chase/my annual beer drinking incident. Peggy set three loops like last year but with Stumble style windows instead of last year's forking. Lead pack did a mass parallel error to end up on the wrong spur looking for the second control in the first window. I think that strung us out a little bit but one control later I chose to do the remaining four controls in a different order than just about everyone else and lost everyone but Dan Quinn. I lost him on the way back towards the beer when he just kept going past the one control we had to pick up on the way back. Made it out of the beer and a hundred meters away to see Ted, Nadim, Dave and Marek heading in, all in contact though strung out over perhaps 100 meters. Didn't run quite as hard on the second loop but didn't make any stupid errors either. Then totally messed up the first control on the third loop and got passed by Nadim and caught by Ted. The remaining four controls were trivially easy so I just had to outrun Nadim by enough to ensure I'd have time to drink the last beer. The beer was affecting him and I'd just had a nice rest while stumbling around within 20 meters of the first control of the loop so it was a manageable challenge.
BTW, my knee felt great again at the end of the race. Either being warmed up helps or endorphins help or, in this case, the alcohol was having an anasthetic effect. It's feeling pretty tolerable still the next morning. Ought to bode well for my surviving Navstock and making it through the Canadians more of less functional.