I am super-impressed with your control count so far. Great job sticking to the plan of getting out and orienteering as much as you can. This will and already is paying off. Very cool.
Do you have any orienteering training camps planned for this year? Nothing beats a week of orienteering in fine terrain for both upping control counts and improving navigation and smoothness in the forest (I guess you know this from OUOC camps.)
1/5 of the way in ~2 months is pretty good work!
The question in my mind is---does having this goal of 2000 controls motivate you to get out on maps more? Put another way, would you have done just as much orienteering training (and specifically I mean training, not just competitions), if you hadn't taken up Peters challenge to get 2000 controls?
Congrats Ali on four very impressive runs in Hamilton this weekend. Thanks so much for making the journey to the race.
Don't yet have training camps planned- and I was actually just thinking about this.
I know having more training camps for US team folks is something we've been wanting to do and have organized and attended, but I'm not sure any sort of central organization has happened.... Considering people's jobs and such, think the long-weekend mode is best, something like the ones we've had at Harriman/Pawtuckaway in recent memory. I certainly got a lot out of those. So maybe time to start thinking about weekends for next spring? And I just put on the pre-WOC training camp in France on my calendar for next May/June, would really really like to get to it, if job allows!!!
I think the goal of 2000 controls has motivated me a bit extra. Like last week, when it was pouring, but Wed was the only day of the week I knew I could get out for o-training. And it's made me decide to run Blue instead of Red at least once, simply because there were more controls =) But I came out of this years WOC really wanting to improve for next year, so I think I would be trying to get in mid-week training regardless of the challenge.
And thanks again hammer for a fantastic event! Definitely worth the journey!
I would be interested in long weekend training, but definitely not available for anything longer. Also very keen to plan things and get involved!
GHO is in the early steps of planning a training weekend at Easter in Hamilton with a likely re-run of the 1986 World Cup race. Stay tuned. All welcome.
If people are up for traveling, there can always be something in Tucson in the winter.
Also, I'd still be interested in doing something in Birmingham in the winter. Totally different kind of setting, but the woods and the logistics are very nice.
Winter is for skiing, silly!
You can do that in Tucson!
Come to Tucson - we'll go ski in the morning and then run around in shorts and t-shirts in the afternoon!
Cool, will keep Tucson option in mind! But yeah, more at least of my winter travel time needs to be dedicated to ski-o type training... and if Birmingham is a good option that too possibly!!
Pretty sure you can't ski in Alabama, no matter when you're there. That said, I hear the rollerskiing is fantabulous down there - no frost heaves!