Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Thursday, February 01, 2007
What the heck is that on Holger's head?Is that something on Holger's head? Is that a camera? I can't really tell. But, it might be. At the recent Norwegian training camp in France they experimented with video cameras.
From Anders Nordberg (roughly translated):
On the first hard workout, I ran with a video camera on my head for the first time....The little camera was taped to a headlamp frame, but to get a real picture of the runners view we wished we had filmed another angle....Later in the training camp the camera was used by the coach or by runners who followed behind. That was probably a better solution.
And from Marianne Andersen (roughly translated):
...I was followed again, but this time not by a dog but by Christian Froyd with a camera. You don't often get a chance to study yourself in an O' race. I think it makes it easier to see the things you do well or poorly when you orienteer. Combined with feedback from the person who runs behind, I think the video can be a useful tool for training.
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 8:15 PM
I would freak out if the person following me was an orienteer. If they were just a robot or something, I wouldn't mind as much.
The Australian junior squad tried this in the summer of 1994 or 1995 (I forget which), so it's not exactly a new idea.
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