Back to Finland
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:54:32 PM
The last Days in Israel weren't so good with training, I catched some stomach problem which brought me to finish the last league competition on Saturday at the 8th control. Anyway I'm feeling pretty slow at the moment and I will need to work hard to improve my speed here in Finland in the next month, to be ready for the physical challenge at JWOC terrains.
The Training camp in Poland last month was great, we had lots of orienteering hours in the Polish forest, and found no big surprises. You have to be a fast runner in order to succeeds on those terrains, even that I still had quit a lot of orienteering mistakes. Acutely we did have one small surprise, we were happy to read that the Norwegian who had training camp in the JWOC terrains a week before us had snow-free forests. When our plain start landing in Gdansk we found out that for us the situation is a bit different-
Some of us got shocked
But soon we found that we love snow
And when waiting for the Finns to arrive the atmosphere got even better
And...- there is also snow in the forest!
Somehow the Finnish doesn't looks so exited from that fact
Anyway- my uphills pace wasn't really good, and I was excepting from myself for a bit better, especially because of the fact that I'm living on a top of the mountain. So I tried to work on it on the last month and hope that I will find also some nice uphills in Finland. The camp was organized by the Finnish club MS Parma, which was perfectly organized with very nice people, Thanks!
Some maps from Poland:
Competition speed training (38:20)
One long leg (the Israeli choice..)
Update from Finland will come soon:D