Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Focus on the ProcessSandra wrote about her sprint race (where she qualified for the final):
Of course I thought about the possibility of qualifying, but I was more focused on having a good race. In the finish I was very happy to have achieved a solid, good race. I felt like I had raced at my potential for the first time at WOC....
I have to admit that I had to spend a lot of mental energy not to think about trying to qualify and to concentrate on the process. I think this is the biggest challenge we face when we are at WOC, we want to make the final, and that becomes our focus, putting a little extra pressure on ourselves and therefore not being able to focus on the orienteering. Focusing on the process helped me a lot today.
The idea of process versus outcome focus is something of a theme on this blog, see, for example, this post from a few of months ago.
Reading the reports of the runners at the World Champs getting sick makes me wonder:
Is anyone doing an epidemiological investigation to track down the cause of the apparent outbreak?
Seems like something worth doing...
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