Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, June 01, 2007

News from Norway


OPN.NO pointed me to a Norwegian newspaper story about how the top Norwegian orienteers are doing. I don't have the energy to translate the article, but to give you an idea, here are a few of the main points:

Oystein Kvaal Osterbo says that they haven't been doing enough orienteering training in easy-to-run terrain.

Jarle Ausland, a national team trainer, said that some of the best are training to improve both running and O' technique in non-Nordic terrain. He also pointed out that some of the elite runners are doing intervals with track runners.

Osterbo, Slokvik and Bjornar Valstad all point out that it might be good to do more racing - not just training camps - in continental terrain.

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posted by Michael | 8:38 PM


"doing intervals with track runners"

As I remember, this was a key (the key?) to Ted dStC's peak in WOC'85. I don't know Ted's opinion, but this was my reaction to reading his report.

For orienteers who do not have a background in "pure" running racing and training, I believe they'll find a whole other "gear" to be worked on.

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