Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Some notes from a good orienteer


Boris wrote up some notes from a presentation by Sofie Johansson (on the Swedish relay team that took the bronze medal in 2008):

- train, train, train, train, train
- try to eliminate feelings from orienteering: don't think about how something feels during a warm-up or during a race, as that can just be a distraction
- prepare: ahead of time, write down a bunch of things situations that can happen during a race and how you will react (i think Sandra does this and it seems like a great idea)
- have a long-term training plan (in Sofie's case, 5 years, with focus on Trondheim)
- go to as many training camps as possible
Technical things:
- time going into/out of controls
- spend the time running on roads or trails usefully (if you dont like reading ahead, just run harder, as long as you know when to slow down)
- keep your eyes up!
Other things:
- make sure your work/living situation allows you to train as much as you need (probably the most important thing for all orienteers living in the US!!)
- have a number of trainings per week that are prioritized: that is, the whole week revolves around then. all the other trainings are bonus trainings
- have a goal in orienteering that comes from the heart, that you see in your dreams

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posted by Michael | 8:45 PM


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