Friday, February 17, 2017

How to improve your skills like a coach in elite Orienteering

I am going to share my knowledge and experience during Elite Coaching Seminar in Antalya (Turkey, 5-10th April). Seminar includes workshops and lecturers with these topics:
1. Using O-training and O-competitions in the effective way
2. Interval program optimization in Orienteering
3. Performance analysis in Orienteering
4. Recovery program and injury prevention in Orienteering
5. Motivation management for elite athletes

Friday, February 3, 2017

Once more about Fair Play in Orienteering

There are a lot of stories about outstanding FairPlay behavior in Orienteering. We all remember when Thierry Gueorgiou, Anders Norberg and Michal Smola sacrificed WOC-medals and saved life of injured Swedish runner. Also I remember famous story when Olav Lundanes made DSQ to him-self, because he cross forbidden area during NM-sprint. But there are also another stories, stories about runners who want to win at any cost. Stories about runners who don't care about other participants and about Fair Play. One of these stories happened during the final race of Bergen Sprint camp.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Most bloody battle in the history of humanity: 74 years of ending the Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was the most important battle of the Second World War and the most bloody battle in the history of humanity. German and Soviet soldiers called the battle like Stalingrad nightmare.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Transparency is the only way in the future of fighting against doping

For the moment resources of international sport federations are limited and out-of-competition control (OOC) is not sufficient. This is true for IOF, and even for IAAF (see below). And National Anti-doping organizations are not able to provide good quality in this sphere. There is 139 registered NADA. But only ~20 makes proper work with OOC. There is the only one solution in this situation.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

3rd place at Moscow Marathon!

Today Galina and me participated in Moscow Marathon event. We choose 10 km road running (course is certificated by AIMS). Galina completed race at 3rd place with a good time 34:44.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

PB in distance running of international sprint elite runners (Updated!)

3000/5000 m is a good test to measure physical capacity for Sprint events. Here are PB's at 3000 m and 5000 m of international sprint elite runners:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Doping and Anti-Doping in Orienteering: Part 1

This morning 5 am doping-control came to the Russian national team to take samples. According to the rules (World Anti-Doping Code) ''before Testing an Athlete between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., an Anti-Doping Organization should have serious and specific suspicion that the Athlete may be engaged in doping''.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Vinogradovs Sprint Camps!

Join for free! Information about sprint camps and open sprint trainings of Galina Vinogradova, analysis, maps, announcements are gonna be in Facebook group: and in VK group (for Russian speaking O-runners and coaches):

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lars Lindstrøm comments on the IOF Competition review project and the inclusion of O-Ringen in the World Cup

I agree with position of Lars Lindstrøm! Here is the text:

"On July 27th 2016 the IOF and O-Ringen announced a partnership for the inclusion of O-Ringen in the World Cup. A strategic partnership, which for some can seem logic and a good move forward, but is this really the case?
Orienteering is full of tradition and many struggle to innovate. For many the general belief of a “real” orienteer is the one competing in all disciplines and if not, then at least in long distance. That might be, and for sure this idealistic approach can sound tempting. The problem is, it requires all to strive for the same, otherwise specialization will occur and specialist will gain an advantage in their discipline. This is already happening and it will only increase in the future. It cannot be prevented nor should it be, it only leads to a high level of performance.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bad and good way to organize sprint course

On the picture you can see a bad way to organize sprint course. The example is from SM-sprint 2014. Several top-athletes (Jonas Leandersson, Emil Svensk, Pavlo Ushkvarok, Ralph Street and some others) came to the trap: artificial fence crossing the street. It is really difficult to see such un-natural obstacles.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Comments to Portuguese Orienteering Blog about victory in EOC Sprint Relay

Some comments to Portuguese Orienteering Blog about the victory in EOC Sprint Relay you can find here, including some words about the race development.