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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Ah!

in: carladams; carladams > 2016-01-17

Jan 20, 2016 2:46 AM # 
I don't know why I had it in my head that you were still at West Point. Sorry I missed you on the list of military athletes at GNC. We had quite a good turnout. How'd you feel about your races?
Jan 21, 2016 12:37 AM # 
I only graduated this past May, so it hasn't been too long since I've been there. I also registered fairly late as well. As for the races, I wasn't terribly surprised with how I did, it's been about half a year since I've orienteered and I've never been particularly fast. However, I started making more drastic mistakes when I started feeling more confident on the course, to the point of overconfidence and losing touch with the map. Hopefully I'll remember that the next time I come out.
Jan 21, 2016 11:54 AM # 
It's a fine balance between fast and too fast. I think recognizing when you're pushing your limits and having a strategy to dial it back (forcing yourself to plan attackpoints, collecting features as you go, using pace count, etc) is key.

Keep at it - it comes back fast once you get some good time with a map!

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