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Discussion: Woo!

in: PG; PG > 2011-08-05

Aug 5, 2011 2:19 PM # 
Yeah renegade-o diversity options!
Aug 5, 2011 2:29 PM # 
Very cool. Definitely yay for renegade-O!
Aug 5, 2011 2:31 PM # 
Only five controls left to reach the 1000! So when´s the official dead-line? I remember that it started some time at the beginning of last year´s WOC.

I wonder if you (PG and AliC ) are the only two that have reached their goals? I haven´t seen too many others keeping count in this challenge... (I started counting last fall but lost interest over the winter since there´s very little chance to get any amount of orienteering into the training then)
Aug 5, 2011 10:21 PM # 
I don't think anyone else is even close to 2000... I'm over 1000 (without counting ski-o) controls, but most of Ali's 2000 are of much better training quality. So that's more than doubly awesomer than my 1000.
Aug 6, 2011 1:49 AM # 
The end is August 10 I think. I'll have more than enough this weekend.

There will be another challenge, though the rules may well be different....
Aug 6, 2011 5:47 PM # 
Well I'm done, but I was going to count the ones of the training days if necessary, the first race being the cutoff, so everything up to and including August 12th, the day before the long qual...

And there's going to be a new challenge? Whoa! More people should opt-in too!
Aug 6, 2011 5:48 PM # 
Oh, and Jordan had over 2000 I think for the previous year when he checked on AP recently... think he's ahead of me actually!
Aug 6, 2011 6:51 PM # 
How about a 31 Day Challenge to start 2012?
Aug 6, 2011 7:08 PM # 
Could this be the original idea?

PS. Do you mean start of 2012...?
Aug 6, 2011 11:15 PM # 
How about a 31 Day Challenge to start 2012?

The point is to do something useful, not something silly.... :-)
Aug 15, 2011 4:17 AM # 
When Tero gave his talk in Ontario two years he discussed his philosophy about training. He trains at least 50% of his time orienteering. Seems simple enough because our sport is orienteering right. So the # of controls idea and the 31 day challenge idea are all important motivators to get us orienteering. A good thing.

So I propose the 'pink and white' challenge. Ali is doing it already and that is why she has such great success at SkiWOC and WOC. If you look at Ali's log for the last 75 weeks (almost) each week is dominated by one of two colours: Pink (orienteering) or white (skiing). Seems simple enough right because those are the sports that she races. But what is key is that she has been able to do one of those two types of training at least half of her hours spent training maybe 90% of the time over the last 1.5 years (I still track a couple of the US team's training logs as I used to have to do during that coaching thing - remember that?).

So pick the minimum number of hours of training per week you want to do and see how many weeks you can do at least 50% of your training as orienteering or skiing (white or pink) - allowing for changing hours for the different training periods (base, speed, etc) of course. No snow? you roller ski. No maps? you run a course on a blank piece of paper and take your compass and then compare later with GPS. Or move to places that have lots of maps and/or lots of snow.... like Yukon or Tahoe.
Aug 15, 2011 11:32 AM # 
I'm planning on moving to Tahoe, only for orienteering not skiing. Oops.

I am at over 50% orienteering for this year though and it seems to be working out. You're probably onto something!
Aug 15, 2011 12:35 PM # 
I'm at 60% orienteering for this calendar year... and it's not exactly working out ;p
Aug 15, 2011 12:38 PM # 
"renegade-o"? What happened to secret ninja sprint o?
Aug 15, 2011 1:06 PM # 
I like it. Can someone come and draw me more maps please? :)

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