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Discussion: Great run there Michael

in: austrianmike; austrianmike > 2013-11-30

Dec 1, 2013 6:15 PM # 
AngusL:
You say you're not at peak fitness but your orienteering is clearly (almost!) spot on.

Sorry - I was in no fit state to talk last night. Check my split commentary and time lost to see why.
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Dec 1, 2013 9:41 PM # 
austrianmike:
Yeah, navigation is going well. Doing these night races for the first time has been really insightful. I seem to be far more focused at night, as I feel I have to be in order to not lose where I am. I haven't had that intensity in daytime races (I often drift off or lose touch with the map a bit), so that intensity is something I want to replicate.

Seem your commentary: seems like things didn't go according to plan...
Dec 1, 2013 11:17 PM # 
jayne:
I think you're right there with the focus (tho I think a few easier night races has made me focus less). Think it also helps you to simplify. Well done!
Dec 2, 2013 11:03 AM # 
austrianmike:
I agree... there a probably three things I can take away to improve my daylight runs

a) the focus and concentration
b) the simplification (similar to what Thierry writes about)
c) regular simple checks (i.e. check the path direction with compass...)
Dec 2, 2013 8:55 PM # 
paul c:
Be careful that's you don't simplify too much at night as losing contact with the map is very risky. Helps that you know 100% where you are as things get badly quickly.

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