Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Some numbers and a goal


The Norwegian team ran 3000 meters on the track at a training camp. Here are the top three times for women and men.

Anne Margrethe Hausken 9:55
Marianne Andersen 10:13
Elise Egseth 10:46

Oystein Kvaal Osterbo 9:09
Anders Skarholt 9:24
Carl Waaler Kaas 9:28

It is always interesting to see how fast the fast orienteers can run. The time trial was on a wet track in cool conditions. OPN reported that on a warmer day, they'd have run maybe 20-30 seconds faster.

A goal for next year

I've been thinking a bit about goals for the coming year. One goal -- which is a repeat from this year -- is to run the team trials and beat someone who is serious about making the WOC team. If my training goes ok and if the weather at the team trials isn't too hot, I would think that clean races will be enough to beat at least one serious WOC team contender.

posted by Michael | 7:01 PM


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