Tom did a great job leading a team meeting today. The first that he 'chaired' while I've been around. Well organized and kept things moving.
On coaching, now that we've lost coach Waddington, there's a revived emphasis on inter-team-member 'coaching', where coaching may be less technical/physical directive, and more toward the cross-checking that we're meeting our individual training goals. I need to repost my training plan, and get someone (Clem or ?) to bug me about it... Maybe even a non-Team member could take on that role?
There was also talk about fundraising and other 'contributions' to the Team, and the topic of 'requirement' vs 'encouragment' was raised. If requirement means if you don't do it, you're off the team, there were a few people with strong resistance (e.g. myself), but a novel middle idea was proposed that if you don't meet some standard of 'contribution' to the team, and/or some standard of coaching/training/logging or whatever the 'requirements' are, that you'd be an 'unfunded' member of the Team, meaning e.g. you couldn't ask for funding for WREs, WCup's, Training Camps or even WOC. WOC teams and even overall team membership would still be selected based upon current measures of O' performance only (with little regard to volunteering/contribution/training effort), but even if you won the Trials, if you were an un-funded Team member, you'd have to pay your own expenses. Or something like that. Nothing was firmly concluded, but it was discussed. If implemented, this might also help with the coming crisis of running out of money for traditional levels of WOC funding (all but airfare...)
Orienteering 42:01  5.69 km (7:23 / km) +137m 6:35 / km
ahr:152 shoes: O-VJ-Grey-Spikes
'Easy' pace training loop of the 5k pre-US-Champs course. Did okay, felt I had a feel for the map, figured out hill tops were good, but didn't use the map to practice efficient route planning, which would've been helpful.