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Discussion: 31 day challenge

in: Spike

Jan 29, 2018 9:27 AM # 
It would be fun to plan a course for your challenge. Like something different on a small map you know too well making it less interesting to plan anything for yourself.
Jan 29, 2018 12:43 PM # 
I just emailed a section of the West Campus map. That's the map I use most and am most familiar with. We live just off the south edge of the map,
Jan 29, 2018 1:00 PM # 
Ok, got it, I'll try to figure out something (unconventional) by next weekend.
Jan 29, 2018 1:16 PM # 
Previous course
Jan 29, 2018 8:43 PM # 
I just emailed you a course. instructions:

- First half of every third control line is thick. That indicates you are allowed to read map during the first half of that leg. That is supposed to be enough and you'll find next 3 control by memory without looking at map.
- none of the controls are on feature. they are just out there middle of nowhere. You are supposed to navigate using features around and find the correct location by estimating you position related to those surrounding mapped features.
- you punch by taking split with gps watch. Afterwards you can compare how close to the correct place you were
- vegetation mapping is tuned a bit to make it feel different. You may need to adapt to it on the fly.
- try keep moving with decent pace even during the map reading sections, sort of trying to reading enough but just barely enough.
- I believe for my error the last section has 3 controls + finish, thats 4 places to remember.
- course is about 5km
Jan 29, 2018 9:00 PM # 
^ like
Jan 30, 2018 1:29 AM # 
Got it. Thanks. I'll give it a try before the 31 day challenge is over. I think the hardest part will be to try to keep moving with a decent pace....It has been years since I could actually move at a decent pace.
Jan 30, 2018 9:42 AM # 
Ha ha. That makes me wonder have I ever moved at decent pace :)

As you know remembering 3 legs isn't that useful skill really, so if there is any point in this training (besides planning & map editing fun) it may be simply keeping mind busy enough to stop it from think about work issues or such for a while.

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