Go faster? I'm really not trying to be a wiseguy here, just wondering. It would seem any terrain run could be made physically demanding by just cranking up the pace a notch, no? And isn't that one of the goals - training yourself to be able to run faster while maintaining map contact?
It is one of the goals. The problem is the speed I can maintain that level of map contact at is so slow. That speed will increase over time if I continue to push it, but it's tough to strike a balance now between physical training and mental training with a session like this.
It's tough. If I push the pace, I lose contact. And if I maintain contact, I don't push the pace.
The work must continue!
One of the more interesting things i've learned in Sweden was the philosophy with orienteering intervals. They say you should go faster than you can maintain map contact. Then when you slow down later, map contact seems easy.
Yeah, I'm planning to introduce those as the season goes along. Overspeed is really beneficial. Also, orienteering intervals in Sweden are just fun.
Well yeah, there is that too!