Last weekend i had a lot of activities here in Tampere. My main trainings in this week: up hills training, Sprint training and middle distance competition on Sunday.
Since i arrived in Finland i tried to work on my orienteering technic system. In my own technic it is also possible to go around, but in Finland it is definitely different.. the best route choice is always on the line.
Today in the middle distance competition, i was expecting to check my performance, my legs were fresh and i was ready for some Rock N Roll. My Tactic was to take it easy at the beginning and try to feel and find my way to the controls. Unfortunately it was quite a disaster, i made at least a 4 minute mistake to the 1st control. I lost contact with the top of the hill and went too much to the north, my compass and connection with the map failed. What i can say is only Shit happens and i need to learn every time - "Its not about how many times you fail, its about how many times you keep going".
After that big mistake i made a 20 seconds mistake to the second control and a compass mistake to the 3rd control. To the 4th control i chose to run from the road - it was a mistake..
From that point in the course i had a good feeling and i tried to push hard and i was able to read the map in the right way and made a solid run to the end.
One thing i will take from this competition is to take it very easy at the beginning of the race, use compass and check it all the time and remember the main words of this post - straight is the best route choice, at least in Finland.
Last week went well with good trainings and good progress Including Sprint orienteering training and training in Lukonmaki hill, i will visit it now every week for some up hills sessions - Specific and Special training for Italy.