Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Training feelings


Here is a very rough translation of something Aspleaf wrote a couple of days ago that I found interesting:

Tonight's training was a 45 minute interval workout where we ran 8 x 3 minute intervals. 80 percent was through snowy fields and 20 percent on roads. It was tough for me. Already after just 2 intervals I didn't feel good. That got me to think about what gives you the most. Do you get more from a workout when it feels really tough and you fight for every meter or do you get more when you feel 100 percent and almost fly along? If you fight through a tough workout, you get a real boost after the training and can move forward knowing you completed something tough. After a workout that feels like everything was easy, you get a bunch of self confidence. Probably both workouts give you the same physical training effect, but they give two different feelings.

A Winter Olympic memory

An Olympic memory...the 5 dollar cup of coffee at one of the Salt Lake hockey venues. I wonder if the organizers in Torino are soaking the specatotors the way they did in Salt Lake City?

posted by Michael | 9:04 PM


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