Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

3 Training Secrets


At the Chicago race I spent a few minutes talking with a well-respected older orienteer about training as you get older. He explained that there were 3 secrets to training as you get older:

1. Do speed work. Speed work is even more important as you get older.

2. Avoid getting sick and injured.

3. Hmmm...I can't remember. Either the well-respected older orienteer forgot, or I did. I guess that says something about the difficulty of training when you're getting older.

Iceland snapshot of the day

This snapshot is from a thermal area south of the Keflavik airport.

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posted by Michael | 7:41 PM


I was listening in on that conversation, and I believe the third point was to keep your weight down. An easy one to forget about....
Although pg's answer may have been the real one, my interpretation of your answer Mike is maybe that you should avoid senility ;-)
Not sure what counts as "older", but I definitely think that advice has applied for me even in my 30's....
Argh! . . . even in my 30s. To reminisce those days of yesteryear when qualifying for Boston with a 2:50 was not unrealistic... I had 2 other thoughts to share, but can't remember...
3: Make sure your wife and children get interested in orienteering as well. Gets plenty of more time to excercise.
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