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Discussion: Go Linné!

in: Samantha; Samantha > 2012-05-05

May 7, 2012 1:58 AM # 
Solid run, Sam! 44th out of some 330. And congrats to the fantastic Linné performance. Best Swedish team both in W and M. Wow! And you girls did especially well with all 6 teams finishing - in team# order. All your hard continuous work pays off.

What happened R and B's teams?
May 7, 2012 6:50 AM # 
Thanks! It was a really good day for Linné, so we're pretty excited. It seems that the 9th runner on both teams mispunched. I think the runner on Boris's team punched the wrong control, but I'm not sure about the runner on Ross's team.
May 7, 2012 3:34 PM # 
I love the bit about the US anthem. So glad you guys are having a great time over there!
May 7, 2012 6:18 PM # 
Yeah :) I'm currently dancing around the kitchen on what can only be described as a Linné high - backbanan, followed by rock gympa and super fun innebandy.
May 7, 2012 6:56 PM # 
I don´t think I got to meet you after your run, but I talked to Ross and Boris in the early morning hours.

Hope you enjoyed your race and the whole experience!

Looking at the results my guess is that the girl passing you in the start chute must have been Kalevan Rastis Mari Väisänen who eventually finished in 33 minutes. Not impossible for you either considering you say you missed 2.5 minutes.

Keep on dancing :)
See you next week at EOC!
May 7, 2012 7:08 PM # 
It's true, that was her. Maybe next time :) See you soon!
May 7, 2012 7:19 PM # 
Finnish runners have a tendency to run faster than their brains sometimes - a typical Jukola scenery involves getting passed by the same runners over and over for a whole course. They keep missing the controls and then just try to catch up again by running even faster...

Running fast on the marked route to the starting point may on the other hand give you too much lactic acid to be able to run effectively later in the race - so it may have been a smart move not to hang on - and without those mistakes you would have been close...
May 8, 2012 2:04 PM # 
Rick and I were in the Starbucks in Poughkeepsie looking up your times on Saturday afternoon, while the others shopped for supper at Adams.
I'd say 44 out of 330 is really tops.
Ignore others, do your own orientering.
May 8, 2012 3:26 PM # 
Ignore others, do your own orientering

Well, not in a relay. Stay with a pack to maintain speed, but READ the map. If you see a route that you really like, then charge up and take the lead (not easy) momentarily - and the rest will follow.

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