Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A good way to train on maps you know well


Take a look at Thierry Gueorgiou's latest route choice analysis.

There are a whole bunch of interesting things about the analysi. But, one thing that struck me is that this sort of training would be very useful on maps you are familiar with.

I have several maps nearby and I run a lot of technique training on them. There are tricks to making good use of maps you know well. But, it hadn't occurred to me to use them the way Gueorgiou used the leg in his analysis -- pick a route, test several alternatives, and compare the actual time differnce to the differences you expected.

I think picking the fastest route isn't usually so difficult. But, figuring out time differences is tricky. I haven't trained that skill very much. It might be something to work on this winter.

posted by Michael | 7:15 PM


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