Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Okay USA orienteering fans, here's your first update from Aalborg, site of the 2010 Junior World Orienteering Championships. It'll be quick because we're all tired from a long day of training today at Vester Torup.
The entire team of 6 men and 3 women has been here in Aalborg since Sunday evening, moving into our accommodations in the Aalborg barracks on Monday. It's a bit tight with all 12 of us (runners + 3 coaches) in one room, but it's a great bonding experience. We had our first training on Monday afternoon on a map of terrain that is adjacent to the barracks and quite convenient, though not the most relevant for JWOC this year. On Tuesday we headed out to a relay relevant area, and of course today on a middle/long area. The terrain is interesting and unlike what most of us have experience with back home, which makes for a great training experience and hopefully some interesting racing!
That's it for today, short update. Tomorrow is a rest day for the training week and the opening ceremony is on Sunday afternoon, but stay tuned for more updates before then!