Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sprint training


Anders Nordberg is in South Africa doing some training, he wrote about some sprint training he did (if you can read Norwegian, check it out).

Nordberg's training was to run the course twice. The first time he picked what he thought were the best routes. The second time he tried different routes. He ran two sprint course, a qualifying course of about 1.5 km, then a final course of about 2 km.

Nordberg had a total of seven legs where there were route choice options he tested...and he only picked the fastest route once.

Here is the map:

Looking at maps like this make me think I ought to get outside and draw a few sprint maps around Kansas City and Lawrence. A note at the bottom of the map indicates that the basemap is by a GPS. I wonder if they worked from blank paper with the GPS. If so, making some sprint maps around KC and Lawrence would be a lot easier because we've got good aerial photos and decent contours available.

Lots of visitors today

I checked my site stats today and saw a lot of visitors; more than double the normal of about 150 visits. Turns out a link from OPN's front page drew a lot of interest. Cool.

posted by Michael | 7:32 PM


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