Point 1 is the first step in a all-around field, which can be contrasted with the second step in a all-around field, which can be contrasted with the point 2. The point 2 is more focused on one area of the field such as short or long distance running, jumping or lifting.
The point 1 is more focused on training for both running and lifting. This includes running workouts that focus on speed, endurance, and recovery.
Training for both points 1 and 2 can be beneficial as there are many points of intervention. The point 2 may only seek help in one area, while the point 1 may find help in both areas.
This article will discuss some of the similarities and differences between points 1 and 2 of the all-around field type II test.
The leader is closer to the front at point 1
At point 1, the leader is closer to the front of the pack. This is due to one of the leading athletes in the field having a hard time making it to point 2.
Since there are more points at point 2, there are more opportunities for higher placings. At point 2, there are more opportunities for larger awards such as national champion or individual champion.
Point 3 is closer to where most athletes start than where most end. This is due to the beginning of competition being easier than later on in competition being easier.
This can cause some individuals to struggle at point 3 vs. point 2 because of how easily things become easier at that point.
Point 1 is a narrower track
The difference between the two tracks is almost a quarter of a mile. That makes a huge difference when it comes to racing.
Instead of a full one mile, point 1 is half a mile long. This makes a huge difference in racing as there are more stopping and starting locations.
Because there are less paths to travel, competitors have to be even more aggressive in their racing. Because there are fewer paths, competition can be even more fierce!
Point 2 is slightly longer than point 1, making it slightly longer overall. However, because of its shorter length, point 2 is slightly taller than point 1 which makes it slightly steeper.
Point 2 is a wider track
The wider track of Point 2 makes the distance you have to run longer. It can be argued that Point 2 is more difficult than Point 1, because you have to run a longer distance to achieve a gold medal.
Many runners choose to start running at Point 1: A short walk outdoors or on a treadmill at a slow, comfortable pace for as many miles as you feel fit. This is the recommended starting point for most runners, as it makes it easy to develop muscle strength and endurance.
However, some runners feel that the challenge of Point 2 is too difficult and would rather start later with less confidence in mind-set and training.
There are more straightaways at point 1
There are more points on the field at point 1, which is why it costs more. The higher cost of point 1 makes it more challenging for players to succeed in comparison to point 2.
Point 1 is much longer than point 2, which makes it take longer to complete. Because there are more obstacles and longer time outs, players must be more careful with their efforts.
There are fewer scoreable obstacles at point 1 than there are at point 2, which means there are fewer opportunities to earn a new Point Token or upgrade your existing one. This can make it harder to keep up with the fast pace of the game compared to when there are obstacles to overcome and timeouts were available.
Point 1 is also a little bit further away from home, making it feel even harder to complete on these long breaks between games.
There are more turns at point 2
At point 1, there are only two paths: left or right. There is no backside, no middle, and no go-around. You can only stay on the main path and follow your intuition to make a choice.
At point 2, there are more possible paths. You have a choice of four directions, and two of them have a clear direction that you would choose to go.
There are also more choices for where to stay in the field at point 2 compared with point 1. At point 2, there are six choices compared with five at point 1.
Your stay can be in one of the six areas at points 2, making it feel like there is plenty of room in the field at point 2. This makes it feel more special when you arrive and find a spot that feels right for you.
The corner at point 1 is more narrow
The corner at point 1 is more narrow than the corner at point 2. This is due to the location of the pit, which is near point 1 compared with point 2.
Point 1 is closer to the spectator than point 2 is. This makes it more noticeable that there is a field at point 1 compared with point 2.
Point 2 has a larger area than point 1 does, so it can be quite noticeable when you see it. It also looks different because of its size versus points 1 and 2.
Point 2 looks different than points 1 and 3 because of how they look versus points 4-6.
The corner at point 2 is more wide
The corner at point 2 is more wide, which can make it more difficult to navigate than the narrower field at point 1.
Because of this, there are more off-putting areas on the field at point 2 compared with point 1. For example, one area is pointed by a sharp bend in the turf that can make it harder to find and maneuver in tight spaces.
There are also more hidden obstacles on the field at point 2 compared with point 1, making it more intense and challenging to play. For example, there is a large dip where players must navigate between two obstacles that cannot be traversed alone.
Point 2 takes place on a larger scale, so there are bigger rewards for playing well.
There are different obstacles in the field at each location
In the point-two bracket, there are only few obstacles in the field at point 2. At point 1, there are many plastic garbage bags and boxes littering the area, as well as piles of leaves and other debris.
Point 2 has more obstacles such as water barrels, tunnels, and stations to navigate your dog through. All of these obstacles challenge your dog’s ability to learn.
As your dog grows, obstacle training becomes more challenging. At point 1, your dog may be able to complete one obstacle per day on average. At point 2, it can take several days to complete one obstacle!
Good thing: Both fields offer fun challenges for dogs looking to expand their repertoire.