Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Thursday, February 02, 2006
How are night and sprint races alike?Boris wrote, "slowly getting used to distance estimation at night. I find figuring out how far I've run one of the hardest things to do in night-o, for some reason."
Reading that made me think of sprint races. It can be tricky to adapt to the scale for sprint races.
So, difficulty estimating distances is similar in night and on sprint races.
And the technique to solve those two problems is the same (atleast for me). When I run a night or a sprint race, I make a point of trying to read everything on the way to the first control. I do that even if I don't need to read every feature to navigate to the control. I think reading everything forces you to notice the scale and distance.
UK map of O' events
Yep Sport put together a map with coming O' events in the U.K. Try it out. It is slick. posted by Michael | 8:07 PM
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