Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, February 25, 2008
Why walking is goodA comment on my experience walking a course last weekend raised a question:
Is walking a course like watching a sports performance in slow motion and you can see learn about things that don't show up in regular speed?
Not really. To me, walking a course is more like the sort of drill you might do when learning to hit a backhand in tennis or to run a set play in basketball. You do everything you would do at race pace, but you do it slowly and precisely. There is probably some benefit to walking courses now and then (not just when you're so sick or injured that you can't run).
One thing I did quite well while walking was to keep looking far ahead. Because the terrain was so open in Arizona and I was looking far ahead, I was once able to pick out the location of a control on the next leg.
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 7:29 PM
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