Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, December 03, 2007
2 wild and crazy guys...I learned a lesson; It was easy to be great. Every[one]...has a night when everything is clicking. These nights are accidental and statistical: Like lucky cards in poker, you can count on them occurring over time. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, no matter what the abominable circumstances...
That's another quote from Steve Martin. It struck me as interesting, if not directly analogous to orienteering. After all, it isn't easy to be great as an orienteer. But, it is worth recognizing that it is easy to have some races at a high level than to be consistently at that level. It is also a lot harder to have those best races exactly when you want them.
There is some parallel to a quote from Thierry Gueorgiou:
It is not on a great day you win the WOC, it is on an average day.
I guess Steve and Thierry are just two wild and crazy guys.
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I can see Steve and Thierry as, George and Yortuk Festrunk, the two wild and crazy Czech brothers. (From SNL)Post a Comment