Dim cat as ADOX.Catalog
Dim tbl as ADOX.Table

Set cat.ActiveConnection = CurrentProject.Connection
Set tbl = cat.Tables!zsAlwaysOpen 'a linked table

The last line takes about 30 seconds to run. It's only slow on the first reference of that object (for example, if I use tbl later, it's fast). Is there something I'm doing wrong/a way to speed it up?