I viewed this as an opportunity to "train" with a good director essentially telling me what I was doing wrong and that's pretty much what I got.
My primary problem here can be reduced to a single sentence: The other fencers in my pool knew what they were doing. Thus, I didn't do at all well and while I knew I was having problems with distance and getting stuck in positions where I could not poke the opponent, I also discovered that my perceptioin of ROW in foil is badly flawed.
So far the Three-in-one testing tool is great. I'll be using it more tomorrow against others. Both Epees check out and one Foil needs to be cleaned.
I wore my 'Steelers' socks to a tournament in Baltimore. And before anyone goes there, I don't care that they lost today. Why? Well...Penn State won...and I had my best finish ever at a tournament today. I tied for 3rd with a friend. I haven't seen her in over a year since I had so many health issues. The funny part about that is that we giggled through our bout and the ref looked like he wasn't real sure what to make of us. Anyways...
We had 8 people and thankfully
I knew I wouldn't do great but I had hoped not to be last. It was not until the end that I managed to force myself to deviate from saber footwork but that was too little and too late.
I did score 8 touches in the pool and managed at least one touch in every bout but these women were good and I... Well... I sucked.
But I am learning.
Updated 10-03-2011 at 12:23 PM by lindajdunn
My pool was Antoinette Delon and Marie-Josephe Lepeltier of France, Silvia Earl of Great Britain, Yumiko Tanaka of Japan, and Brigitte Greunke of Germany. Silvia Earl got three touches on me, Greunke and Tanaka got two, and Delon and Lepeltier got one each. It was a great pool, with competent, experienced fencers who kept me sharp.
Ellen O'Leary did even better, though she only won 5-4 against Patricia Shepherd-Foster of GBR. Diane Hiatt, unfortunately, was in Ellen's pool and she
Updated 10-02-2011 at 06:50 AM by Peach