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How would I train as a young semi-elite orienteer? I have some idea of the amount I should do but I do not know how I should spread it across the week. Should I group my training in the middle of the week or should I try to separate my training days?

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What is the time period between events? Do you need to train yourself in navigating or just fitness and stamina? –  Stevo Aug 10 '12 at 14:07
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Welcome! Interesting question, while it is probably on topic for us, you might get better answers on The Great Outdoors. –  wax eagle Aug 10 '12 at 14:32
    
@Ste I am training just the fitness part. –  damned truths Aug 11 '12 at 0:30

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I have some idea of the amount I should do but I do not know how I should spread it across the week.

Good start. From here, set realistic goals to improve based on your idea and don't overdo it. Your idea may change...experiment with ideas to find your optimal training approach that is not overwhelming but challenging and progressive.

Example: If you endurance train for a 30 minutes, set a goal to endurance train for 32 minutes as your benchmark.

Should I group my training in the middle of the week or should I try to separate my training days?

By my research, I would separate my training days.

  • If you push yourself to the limit during a training session, your body needs rest to recover from it.

  • Training too often increases risk of injury.

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