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Discussion: not demanding enough physically

in: Gswede; Gswede > 2016-12-11

Dec 12, 2016 3:34 PM # 
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?
Dec 12, 2016 5:05 PM # 
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!
Dec 12, 2016 7:50 PM # 
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.
Dec 12, 2016 8:28 PM # 
Yeah, I'm planning to introduce those as the season goes along. Overspeed is really beneficial. Also, orienteering intervals in Sweden are just fun.
Dec 12, 2016 10:02 PM # 
Well yeah, there is that too!

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