Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, February 06, 2004

X is for x-c skiing


X-country skiing is a great way to train. At least, I guess it is. I live in Kansas City, where you don't really get many chance to ski. I'm a lousy skier. I've got poor technique. I have to work hard, to go slow. I tire quickly. But, it is still a lot of fun.

It must be great to live some place where the winters have enough snow to give you regular chances to ski.

But, not everyone likes to ski. Browsing Jorgen Rostrup's home page a few weeks ago, I saw a note about the annual Norwegian winter training camp. The national team gets together and does a lot of skiing. Instead of skiing, Rostrup brought his bike and rode on a trainer while watching TV. I hesitate to conclude that someone I've never met is crazy, but I've got to think that Rostrup must be nuts. I wonder what he watched on TV? Maybe he had tapes of KU basketball games. If that's the case, I'll cut him some slack.

posted by Michael | 8:27 PM


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