Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, January 08, 2004

F is for falling down


We had warmer weather during the day. A lot of the ice melted (check out the picture from Monday to see the conditions before the warmer weather). Most of the run was on pavement or ice-encrusted grass. But, I hit a few spots of smooth, slippery ice. I fell. I was inspired -- F is for falling down.

I used to have a theory about orienteering and falling down. If you didn't fall down during a race, you ran too slow.

The problem with that idea is that as you get older, falling down starts to hurt. I fell last winter and hurt for a good 6 weeks (enough that I'd wake up when I rolled over in my sleep and wasn't able to do my morning sit ups).

I don't keep track of it, but I have to guess I fall down about once a race. I'll have to keep track of it and see. I'm racing Sunday, I'll see if I fall down.

How often does a world champ falls during a race?

posted by Michael | 6:43 PM


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