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  1. Post-mortem

    by , 12-10-2014 at 09:30 PM
    E and under epee 12/7

    Some days just don’t go well. I fenced my good bouts against the fencers I had little chance of beating, and the not-so-good bouts in winnable situations. There were only a couple of bouts where I felt I had control of distance and tempo, which is something I need to have.

    First bout, against the other lefty, who I beat 5-4 in the summer, I started with a nice change of line and landed a solid touch that didn’t register. I called for a test, ...
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  2. Fencing Break Day #1

    by , 12-10-2014 at 08:54 PM
    I am supposed to be taking time off to recuperate and give the tendonitis a chance to heal. So today:

    Work.
    Dentist appointment.
    Physical Therapy.
    40 minutes on the stationary bike at the gym
    1 hour Pilate Reformer class at the gym
    20 minutes in the hot tub doing leg squat and elbow exercises at the gym
    15 minutes icing the elbow with a cryocuff
    Grocery store
    Home

    If every day "off" is like this, I will be exhausted ...
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  3. Notes 10 Dec 2014 : Hearing Echos

    by , 12-10-2014 at 11:44 AM
    There’s the saying, that over time, and with kids, you’ll start to hear your parent’s words come out of your mouth. That happened last night.

    One of our competitive fencers stopped by the Tuesday night session for some warm-ups before the Junior Olympic qualifiers this weekend. He asked me to work with him.

    While we did distance and timing drills, I started to hear words from BCAF coaches come from my lips. “Finish your attack.”, “Stop jabbing.”, and everyone’s favorite, ...
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  4. Epee?

    by , 12-10-2014 at 07:34 AM
    I do not fence Epee. Why are there so many bruises on my legs? And one is about 2 inches wide and 4 inches long BELOW the knee.

    Oh, wait... my husband wanted to walk to a deli for dinner the last night. Oh, yes... I remember it well.

    A mile, he said.

    1.8 miles said my GPS

    Into an area under constructions. Over broken sidewalks, sandbags, and once tripping into a chain link fence.

    He, of course, did not have any of these ...
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  5. Sixth

    by , 12-08-2014 at 08:28 AM
    Not good enough to make the team and I will have only two chances left.

    I was in the pool of five and lost two, which meant I was seeded ninth. I defeated #9 to go up against #1 and lost 9-10

    my main mistake? fencing cautiously

    The vet combined was just for fun. I won all but one of my bouts. excepting that one, I am happy with how I adapted. I easily won my first DE but then I was up against Dawn Wilson and lost 6-10. i note it was hard fought and ...
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