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  1. Notes 24 July 2014

    by , 07-24-2014 at 08:56 PM
    Quick recap from the last tournament at Liberty in June: I was focusing on distance, so it was good could be better. This one showed some weaknesses on timing. Epee pool was with some of the toughest competitors, including the Gold and one of the Bronze winners. Didn't win a single thing. In Foil, the hardest part was getting the ref to call RoW my way. I trust the ref's eyes and tried to adjust with minor success.

    Worst part was two of my foils failed weights during initial check. ...
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  2. Preparing for Vet Worlds Part 6 - Being a team member

    by , 07-24-2014 at 12:47 AM
    You've been fencing against your US veteran opponents all year. You fought hard to defeat them, and spent considerable time and effort thinking about their styles, their weaknesses, and the things you can do to beat them. Those people, especially the best fencers, were your targets. Your problems. Your enemies. Now they're your teammates.

    I have a picture somewhere of my first official Vet Worlds Category A women's sabre team, all of us in our black warm-ups, smiling at the camera. ...

    Updated 07-24-2014 at 02:43 AM by Peach

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  3. Taking the show on the road

    by , 07-23-2014 at 04:18 PM
    [update: my hip feels fine now, but the puck bruise is big as my fist now, and it was really colorful yesterday--red and deep purple, with some green and yellow around the edges. Looks like a bad tattoo]

    As I mentioned earlier, I fenced the Lehigh Valley Sportsfest this past weekend, and it was a great opportunity to showcase the sport in front of thousands of people who may never have seen fencing before. Every club ought to try and commit to doing one of these exhibitions in their ...
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  4. Competitive Training

    by , 07-23-2014 at 10:09 AM
    Well I am training for the Pan Ams and have moved from the general fencing part of my regime to purely competitive bouting training. I have written about this before, but this is basically a short time before a tournament that I am specifically training for (usually ROC/NAC/SN), I will stop 'general practice' where I may be working on a tactic/action or just general fencing, and begin to strictly working on 'fencing to win', competitive mindset, and generally 'going for broke' and doing what I ...
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  5. Food

    by , 07-21-2014 at 05:32 AM
    I may have to start keeping a log of what I'm eating to get myself back on track to a proper diet.

    I've noticed that I can feel the weight before it shows up on the scales. I'll feel "off" when I've been eating junk food and I took a small vacation from healthy eating to indulge in things I stopped eating long ago. No ice cream, but I did have sweet pickles, corn chips & dip, and other food that are normally excluded form my diet.

    It's the sweet pickles that did ...
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