Stupid training? Not guilty. Ineffective training, sure. Tedious training, sometimes. Risky training resulting in injury? Well, yeah, but it's rational to take risks, even knowing they won't always work out.
Stupid orienteering? Let's not go there.
I would agree with Phil that my orienteering is far more stupid than my training. And sometimes, with both, the slow and steady grind wins the race...
I feel like a bit more warmup would be advised next time :)
I am somewhat offended not to have made the "stupid" list.
I am somewhat offended that you don't take inspiration from Ian
. (Well, not offended exactly...)
We had a headlamp! Everything was fine.
Ian, Ian, what can one say. Admiration, of course, for some adventures that I would never dare. And also amazement, of course, for the lack of proper preparation.
But all will be good in the future with regard to the latter, because Ian has included his standard disclaimer* in his AP report -- "I will be better prepared in the future."
But stupid? Maybe not, but it's awful close. :-)
* Actually, one of his standard disclaimers, another is "Next time I will remember to set my alarm."
a graphical way of seeing how Ian's training has been getting stupider since he left New England.
Peter you sound like a perfect candidate for using Strava. There you can find a reason to race up every hill you encounter.
Actually, it's much better not to have a reason to race up every hill, unless you want to, and in that case that's reason enough. I look at Strava sometimes for amusement (or perhaps for confirmation that there are a few folks even slower than I am, though not many).