Thursday, September 28, 2017

New PB and bronze medal at Moscow Marathon-2017!

24th September Galina Vinogradova participated in Moscow Marathon 2017 at 10 km event. She won a bronze medal and set up new PB = 34:19. The winner was, like last year, Elena Sedova (Russian champion-2017 at 10000 m) with 33:49, and second place got Ekaterina Sokolenko - 34:10 (Russian champion-2017 at 3000m steeplechase).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

We are on Instagram now!

Join us on Instagram! New photo and video materials from training and competitions you can find in our Instagram accounts:
Galina Vinogradova: @galinavinogradovarus
Mike Vinogradov:  @vinogradovcoach

Thursday, August 31, 2017

186 murdered children during the most horrible terroristic attack: 13 year of the Beslan tragedy

There is one story that I cannot tell without tears. 1st September is a holiday in Russia - The Knowledge Day. Parents, small brothers, and sisters of pupils visit schools and enjoy the beginning of new school year.  1st September in 2004 school №1 in Beslan (south of Russian Federation) was captured by 32 terrorists. 1128 children and adults became hostages of some beasts in human form. This terroristic attack was one of several other horrible attacks in 2004 (including suicide bombers in Moscow metro, and two blown airplanes). But the tragedy of attack to the Beslan school is that the most defenseless people became targets.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Trainings of Galina Vinogradova one year before WOC-2017 bronze medal (hours, intensities, VO2max, PBs, etc.)

I believe that it is important for World-class athletes to spread-out information about their preparation, cause this is a way to increase #transparency. Also, such openness is a part of a professional athletes duty. It is vital to develop our sport in several ways and share knowledge through the Internet.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Who is the most technical woman in the season 2016?

Usually, people believe that winner of Middle distance at the main IOF competitions is the most technical athlete. But the problem is that you have the opportunity to win the race with imperfect navigation simple cause you are in really good physical shape. I have developed the method of performance analysis with the aim to estimate the O-technical level of international level athletes (but the original idea was generated by mathematician and O-athlete Egor Kostylev).

Friday, May 26, 2017

Analysis of WC sprint race

Yesterday was completed World Cup Sprint race. Courses were very good!! I like this high quality. Maps, analysis of legs are here:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Russian Sprint Championships 2017: Maps, analysis and results

Today Russian championships in Sprint events is completed. Three days we competed in the Individual sprint, Sprint-mass-start, and Mixed Sprint Relay at the city of Novgorod. Maps, results, analysis are here:

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.