Great Brook Farm Red course, set by Tim Parson. My orienteering career began with an orange course at Great Brook Farm on September 16, 2007. As I intended to stay to pick up controls, Keith, Anna and I arrived at GBF at about 11:50. The course information lists the registration and start windows as 10 - 12, with courses closing at 2. This was my doing, and it was designed to influence people's planning; whether someone can start is at the discretion of the meet director. I'm pretty sure a director wouldn't stop anyone from starting - it's public land, after all; each participant is informed that control pickup will begin at 2, and that's that.
I ran aggressively, and while my stamina was more than sufficient, I wasn't particularly speedy. I failed to distinguish myself on the trail legs - 13 and 19, e.g. While I didn't have any huge errors, I had numerous small hesitations (see comments
) due to insufficient planning. I didn't wear Garmin, so I will post my drawn route later.
- More o-training. Practice on good flow and precise in-circle activity.
- Run faster. Seriously, slower than 5 min/km on trails? Lame.
- Make good decisions while running faster. Overspeed O-intervals.
While my strat is to do more base running (and in a less pathetic way than this past week), I wonder if I should incorporate some volume of threshold and VO2 max running. Thoughts?