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  1. Summer doldrums

    by , 07-31-2006 at 10:47 PM
    Tom was there, and Alexei, and that was it. I did about half an hour of footwork, then drilled attacks with Tom. I stopped to fix his lunge because he's going to blow his knee out doing that--even when he was landing on his heel, he was rolling onto his toe and going over his knee.

    I fenced Tom for a bit and then Alexei, both of them a couple of times. I was working on the good start I acquired on Saturday in the consolation pool, so Alexei beat me 10-3 or so with crappy lean-forward ...
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  2. Tournament

    by , 07-29-2006 at 08:21 PM
    More later - I'm using a kiosk at the airport - but we had about 33 for the tournament. I only won two bouts in my pool and was very frustrated because (as Ariana commented) I was making my second step too big and (as I noticed) I wasn't using the whole strip. I had a DE against a guy my height but he could still reach me. That meant I didn't get to go into the second round of pools, but on the whole I didn't really want to because none of the other women had made it into the 16 either so it ...
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  3. Prise de Fer building

    by , 07-29-2006 at 01:43 PM
    I decided to test Hertz's GPS navigation system by driving from the hotel to PdF, and found that if you deliberately go the wrong way it simply says "Calculating route" and figures out a way to get you there without turning you around. Not very useful!

    When I got there Mr. Ma was talking to David, with Mike sitting by and Ariana just coming in. It was nice to see Mr. Ma--I haven't been making it over to his club and it takes a trip several states away to run into him! He'll be coming ...
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  4. Get low

    by , 07-27-2006 at 04:30 PM
    Today was the third health club training session this week, very light, mostly core stuff done to music. I have to admit that in some ways I feel as if T's not challenging me--and yet I can feel the increase in strength and control, and am doing more reps with less anguish. We finished up with the assisted pull-up machine. He also asked me how serious my chances were at Veteran Worlds, which suggested that he might have suspected I was just mouthing off the first week.

    T was joking ...
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  5. Next to nobody

    by , 07-27-2006 at 09:28 AM
    It was pretty dry tonight. RY, Tom, Matt, DJ, and that's it. LM, AL, and LL were not there because they're leaving tomorrow for Hungary, and there were only about four or five juniors. I felt pretty good but didn't do as well as usual--heck, DJ got four or five touches on me! And Matt almost beat me the first time we fenced. I collected myself, reminded myself to use my back leg for power more and keep out of people's distance, and fixed things. DJ got annoyed because he lost track of the ...
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