Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, June 09, 2006

Stockholm Update


From Uppsala, a short update on my trip to Stockholm.

I managed to do all 5 things described in my previous post.

1. On Tuesday (Sweden´s national day) Magnus and I ran a control picking course at Lunsen. We ran together, taking turns leading for 3 controls. We took it easy but still made a few booms. Lunsen is the kind of place where you can know exactly where you are and then 50 meters later be off. It is really fun orienteering.

2. While I didn't walk around Gamla Stan, I spent a few hours at Vasa Museum. I´m convinced the museum is The World Class attraction in Stockholm.

3. I ran on a couple of maps - Kärsön and Lövon. Both are nice areas. Lövon seemed to be a better map and a nicer area. Coming from the U.S. and running in Swedish terrain can be tricky. For me, the biggest problems are running smoothly though the forest (the ground is lumpy and soft compared to places I usually run) and changing speed (at home you can often keep the same speed all the way to the control feature, while in Swedish terrain you often need to slow down as you get close to the control).

4. I ate a pizza at Lappis for old times sake. I´ve had better pizza. I´ve eaten in places with nicer atmosphere. But it was still fun to go back to my old "home" (Lappis).

5. I spent a lot of time talking with performance auditors (effektivitetsrevisorer) at the audit agency. It was really interesting and the agency has changed quite a lot in the last 3-4 years.

posted by Michael | 1:43 PM


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