Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today's training - folding and orienting the map


If I were running along a trail like this in a race - going from the bottom of the map toward the top - I'd probably fold and orient the map once and then just turn the map a bit in my hand as I followed the trail bends.

Today's training was a trail run. I decided to try to add some orienteering relevance by working on folding and orienting the map. I folded and oriented the map at each bend in the trail. Something like this:

This time of year the forests around here are just awful - thick, full of spider webs, lots of ticks, poison ivy all over the place. So, I look for ways to get some orienteering relevance without actually going into the terrain. Today's training - working on folding and orienteering the map - was the sort of thing I do to get something out of a trail run. It felt like useful training. I'll do it again.

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posted by Michael | 7:15 PM


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