Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
A big advantage?At the training camp, Sandy and Holger HJ presented some simple formulas for what it'd take for a Canadian (or American) to make the WOC team, qualify for an A-final, or finish well in an A-final. Without going into details, the formulas were basically X hundred hours of physical training + X high quality O' training and racing.
You could make a similar formula for what it'd take to make a WOC team in Norway.
But, there is a big difference (and not just in the number of hours) -- in Norway you could do what it takes and still not make the team because the pool of talent is bigger. In other words, the relationship between training and results is simpler in North America.
That is a huge advantage for an orienteer thinking about their goals. At least it seems like that to me.
There are a lot of disadvantages to being an orienteer in North America. But, I bet there are more advantages that we realize. posted by Michael | 8:57 PM
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