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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Progress

in: jtorranc; jtorranc > 2005-11-06

Nov 8, 2005 8:41 PM # 
Dan is making excellent progress with her orienteering skills, especially given that it is only her 2nd week. Finishing a race and describing your time as "I would have been 40 minutes, except I made 20 minutes of mistakes" is definitely an intermediate skill - far beyond the grasp of a mere novice. By next week, I bet she'll be complaining that the flags were hung too high - or too low. And with her current rate of progress, it won't surprise me if by the end of November she has had her first debate with a race director regarding a misplaced control.

Good work, Dan! Keep it up! ;-)
Nov 9, 2005 4:02 PM # 
Good points but your projected schedule may not be realistic - Dan doesn't seem to have developed sufficiently overweening ambition to be running the long-O champs this weekend or the Susquehanna Stumble the following one so I suspect it will, for lack of opportunity, take her at least until mid-December to get disappointed at the strange lack of perfection exhibited by both maps and course setters.
Nov 10, 2005 1:01 PM # 
Take her to Balls Bluff. That map has significant enough errors to make even the novice take notice.

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