Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, July 05, 2004
OuchI like looking at different people's training logs at Attackpoint, reading what they're doing. Some people make interesting comments.
I was reading Sandra Zurcher's log and came across this description of a race she ran this weekend in Switzerland:
Thankfully everyone lost time and I would have been 8th out of 16. BUT... I did a classic mistake that I am very angry at myself for making. I came to a control at the same time as another DE runner, and I was proud because I had taken a better route and caught up with her. I punch and kept going, never checking the code. Well it turns out that I punched a HE control and in a reentrant too early. Stupid!! My control was 1 meter away, ahhh!! Anyway, I was harshly reminded that one should ALWAYS check the codes. Oh well. I would have been good.
A classic mistake -- paying attention to how you are doing not what you are doing.
Usually the consequences are that you stop concentrating and slow down or boom a control. Sandra mispunched. Ouch.
I wonder if the two controls were, as Sandra wrote, 1 meter apart. That seems a bit hard to imagine. posted by Michael | 7:52 PM
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