Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another day...another experiment with QuickRoute


How much time do you spend in the ring? How long does it take you to get from the edge of the ring, to the control, punch, and then leave the ring?

QuickRoute makes it easy to figure that out. You can add splits after the fact. I took my QR data from two races - last weekend's local event at Longview and the second day of the GAOC A-meet. I added splits that began as I entered the ring and ended as I left it.

The graph below shows the data (the x-axis shows the control number).

There's a general trend. I take more time to move through the control circle later in the course. The data from GAOC (the red line) is unusual. I turned my ankle quite badly and slowed a lot near the end. The highest peak of the red curve is when I soaked my ankle in a stream for 30 seconds or so.

Getting back to the general trend of slowing a bit later in the course...I think what is going on is that as I get tired I am not quite as forward looking/thinking and I'm more likely to fumble with the punch (electronic or pin punching).

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posted by Michael | 7:57 PM


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