Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, November 14, 2005
Some Denmark Notes from ModigJohan Modig wrote a bit about WOC training in Denmark. You can read the original in Swedish. Here is a rough translation of a bit of it:
Overall, it is about orienteering at a very high speed. It isn't extremely hilly (as often in continental Europe) but instead there are shorter, steep hills with climbs of 40-70 meters. The ground is mostly easy to run through and the ground is firm, which means you can run almost all of the hills regardless of how steep they are.
For technique training it might be useful to remove some of the black features (cliffs and boulders), so that you don't use those symblos (one of the features of the terrain is Denmark is a lack of those features) and force yourself to use the WOC-relevant contours more. During this winter I'm definetly going to do more technique training than I've done in the last few years.
Long O' weekend
I'll probably write a bit about the weekend races in the next couple of days. Overall, I was very satisfied with how I ran. I did better both physically and technically than I'd expected. But, I wasn't running well and my technique is quite rusty. So, I exceeded my expectations, but my expectations were low and, I hope, not representative of where I'll be in the spring. posted by Michael | 1:09 PM
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