Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Short note during halftime of the KU game


An intersting comment from Fabien Pasquasy's page:

Last weekend I had the opportunity to join the French team in Fontainebleau for one of their winter training camp. Last decade, one of the key success of the French team is to set up at least 10 to 12 training camps during winter on snow free and top quality terrain. There is of course a lot to say about their training system and probably Tero’s website is talking by itself and gave to you an overview how it goes. I usually try to join them every year during winter to get this emulating / competing feelings.

What's intersting? To me, two things. First, that the French team sets up a lot of winter orienteering training camps. Second, that Pasquasy writes about the feeling he gets from these camps, not the technique training he gets. Significant? Maybe. I think that at some level technique training is primarily about getting a certain feeling and staying motivated.

Back to the game. Kansas, in red (!) uniforms, is up 50-19 at halftime. You can almost hear the Rock Chalk Chant.

posted by Michael | 8:10 PM


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