Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, April 21, 2008

From a Janne Salmi interview


An email arrived in my in-box this weekend with links to Swedish language interviews with Minna Kauppi and Janne Salmi (Finnish TV). Thanks.

Both interviews are interesting, but I couple of things Salmi said caught my attention (he's the national team trainer, if I understand correctly). Salmi talks about the challenge in competing over a long season, with important races spread out over a long period of time. Later in the interview, he talks about Minna Kauppi's training. She hasn't had a very good off season. But, Salmi points out that the result may be that she is a little behind at the beginning of the season, but really ready for the most important races later in the season.

When you hear an interview like that, you always wonder (well, maybe not always), what Salmi would have said if Kauppi was coming off her best-ever off season of training. It'd probably be something like - Kauppi had her best ever off-season, so she'll be in great shape to last throughout the long, tough season.

I like that ability to pick out the positive and focus on it without it seeming silly or forced. I like when people are able to see a situation and recognize how it suits them.

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posted by Michael | 8:14 PM


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