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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Keep this up

in: Danny Riley; Danny Riley > 2018-04-15

Apr 19, 2018 2:26 AM # 
I'm glad to see you're enjoying the training plan. Something I'd like you to do after races is to rerun the legs you had major mistakes on. After the race, go over your performance and choose 1 or 2 legs that you felt you lost the most time on. Get some water and food if you need any, check with the organizers to make sure there's no problem with you going out. And go rerun those legs. Take your time before you start each leg. Examine them, think about the best way to attack them. And then go do it and have fun!

The goal with this exercise is to build good habits. You can orienteer 15 hours a week, but if you don't correct your mistakes then you lose a lot of the benefit. By correctly reruning your worst legs, you establish good habits in areas that for some reason are difficult for you.
Apr 19, 2018 2:29 AM # 
Danny Riley:
Thank you! That makes a lot of sense, and this map is close enough that I can jut go drive out to it and rerun it without the controls. After a disappointment of a run like this one though, I wish I had the foresight to do it at the event. Lesson learned!

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