Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, May 06, 2006

How slow can you go?


I had a decent race today and covered just 6.2 km in 67 minutes.

How can you go so slow?

Hills. On my way to the second control, after just 500 meters on the course, I'd already climbed 20 lines (5 meter contours). On the 12th leg, I covered 600 meters and climbed 22 lines. My split for that leg was 10:36.

Obviously the whole course wasn't like that, but we did climb a lot.

posted by Michael | 3:28 PM


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